Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-27-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Altoona Pa
Posts: 4
help!!!

My filter is wasting money my smaller fish are getting sucked against the intake tube and aren't able to get free essentially a fish suicide anyone have any thoughts or ideas how to maybe put a guard on it or something its an aquaeon filtration system
__________________

__________________
firefighter1577 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 07:17 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Reiner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Deleware, Ohio
Posts: 159
You can buy a sponge that goes over the intake. That way fish and other critters won't get stuck. I have one on a shrimp tank and it works perfect! Never had any trouble with the tiny shrimp being sucked onto it. The one I have I think is for fuval filters but even though I have aquaclears and it's all the same really, just slip it over the intake. I would imagine it would be pretty easy to just take a sponge with fine pores and rig it over the intake as well. Hope this helps!! Good luck
__________________

__________________
Reiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 07:21 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Altoona Pa
Posts: 4
Thanks I will try that its really frustrating
__________________
firefighter1577 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 11:28 AM   #4
Look It Up
 
librarygirl's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 7,052
Hi! What size tank, what kind of filter and what fish do you have? Is the tank cycling? Healthy fish should be able to avoid being stuck to the filter, so you may want to examine the water quality and see why the fish are so weak. If its' a new uncycled tank the fish could be weakened from toxin poisoning. Take a look at the link in my signature called "new tank with fish" and see if it applies to you. Good luck.
__________________
Every living thing is significant.
🐠 Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium
Community Rules | Custom Site Search
librarygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
LyndaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,816
welcome to the forum

Just wanted to confirm what librarygirl said, healthy fish will rarely get stuck to a filter.

What are your readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? How long has the tank been set up?
__________________
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
LyndaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 17
I had this EXACT problem with my tetras!!! The water quality is the thing that is not well. the filter is fine. This happened a day or 2 after the fish was put in the tank. the ph was off and the tank didnt get enough cycling time. change the water let it cycle with the fish somewhere else then put them back in it should fix the problem.
__________________
Angelfish898 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 09:35 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jcolon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 3,470
Send a message via AIM to jcolon Send a message via Skype™ to jcolon
Agreed with what's been said so far. Healthy fish should just be able to swim past any common filter's intake, much less get stuck to one.
__________________
75g Planted Barbs Denison, BlackRuby, Tiger, Albino Tiger, Green Tiger, Cherry, Gold, Checkered, Odessa.
NonBarbs Cardinal, Neon, RummyNose, Bloodfin Tetras, Z. Danios. 1RTS. Amano, Bamboo, Ghost & RCS. 20g Long Shrimp Tank RCS, Tiger, Amano.
jcolon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 10:10 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Amherst NY
Posts: 282
You put a nylon stocking over the in take also, thats what i did for fry.
__________________

__________________
molly100a is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.