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Old 09-04-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
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Can a filter be too strong?

We purchased a started kit that came with a filter. The tank was set up per the instructions. We put three neon tetras in the tank and in the morning they were stuck to the filter? Any thoughts? Thanks.
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My guess is an uncycled tank and/or could have been sick from the store. A healthy neon tetra could avoid getting sucked up pretty easily.

Do you know what the nitrogen cycle is inside an aquarium?


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I agree with Caleb on this sounds like the tank wasn't cycled causing fish to die and get sucked onto the filter strainer , but yes I have seen some filters with a very powerful suction as a mater of fact I have one
there is a quick fix to that filter, it's a perfect fix all it is is a 1x2 piece of square foam I cut a slit through the foam center so I can put the filter strainer into it , i replace it once a month I think there like 2 bucks
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