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Old 03-01-2014, 01:56 AM   #1
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Canister Filter input strainer?

I seem to be getting cat hair in my tank and it's getting caught in the input strainer. Would it be alright if I took it off? None of my fish are small enough to fit in it and it seems to be a softer pull of water and it can then pick up larger waste particles

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Clean the strainer weekly to avoid this problem. Change the water weekly and remove other hair in your filter weekly.
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But would it be bad if I just took it off?

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But would it be bad if I just took it off?

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I would leave it on because you could end up clogging the motor with hair. Do as the other post suggested and just keep cleaning it weekly. A turkey baster is a great tool for aquariums and will be ideal in this situation....
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