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Old 01-22-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Help with a filter problem

I was hoping for a bit of creative help with a problem I am having with my filter a Aqueon 30, as seen in the picture below.

Problem is the intake part of the filter that goes into the water broke in half while I was removing it from a sponge I had fit over it. I refit the sponge after cleaning it and now the water flow is greatly reduced. It is essentially trickling out.

I am not sure what to do. Is there another way I can cover what now is a open pipe instead of the normal slotted style? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:47 AM   #2
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
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Do you still have the bottom bit that broke off? Have you tried super glueing it back on? It's aquarium safe.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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I use a double layer of tulle cloth, like the stuff they make bridal veils out of. It works for me in my cherry shrimp tank. I just have to clean it a bit more often.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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How do you secure the cloth to the intake line? The draw is relatively powerful now that it is not spread out so I am worried it might get sucked up or at least allow fish to get stuck on it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:20 AM   #6
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you could try using a filter media bag like the ones sold at petsmart, I think they cost @ $1.99 and have a draw sting at the opening
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I did try using a filter bag, however every time most of the filter bag ended up inside the filter with the rest barely handing on around the edge of the intake.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:28 PM   #8
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I use a poly filter media bag and rubberband. Occasionally one of my fish willpull it off the intake but other than that it works well.
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