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Old 11-22-2011, 07:36 PM   #11
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Not dishwasher sponges. More like those big, foamy ones you use, like for art.
Yeah not ones with detergent in them.
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Yep just cut a slit in it and slide it over the intake. You will need to clean it off once or twice a week because it will collect a lot of junk.
I bet the nylon stockings wouldn't.clog as fast.
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I bet the nylon stockings wouldn't.clog as fast.
Depends. If the sponge is course then stocking will catch more gunk.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:25 PM   #14
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Depends. If the sponge is course then stocking will catch more gunk.
Guess so. Sponge would also build bb. So it may be superior.
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Yeah not ones with detergent in them.
What?! You mean I cant use a Magic Eraser?! I gotta go... need to do an emergency PWC...





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Old 11-22-2011, 09:24 PM   #16
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What?! You mean I cant use a Magic Eraser?! I gotta go... need to do an emergency PWC...

Hahahaha. Not as dumb as it sounds. Doesn't occur to some people.
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I used one of the foam media cartridge that goes in a aqua clear hob filter and out it in the intake tube will let everyone know how it works
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Just for the record, I have an Emperor 280 & a Penguin 200 in my 46g bowfront- the same tank as the OP.

I do not have any problems with it sucking up sand. What I did do though, is by each of the filter tubes, I scooped away the sand from the bottom of the tank near the pickup tubes. That way the sand isnt as close to the vacuum force of the pump AND the fish kind of dig the little dips in the sand!

YMMV.
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