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Old 11-22-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Need some help here with marineland filters

I have two marineland 350 filters and have sand in the bottom of the tank the filters keep sucking up the sand and shutting off how can I stop this?
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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I have two marineland 350 filters and have sand in the bottom of the tank the filters keep sucking up the sand and shutting off how can I stop this?
What size is your tank? Do you think it might be too strong for your size tank? Is it the magnum? If so, that is rated up to 100g. Sorry I couldn't be much help.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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No the pengium ones but the tank is over stocked that's why its extra filtration on it the intake tubes are about eight inches above the sand
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Its a 46 bow front
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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Get I piece of sponge or some new nylon stocking and use it to cover you intake.
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Get I piece of sponge or some new nylon stocking and use it to cover you intake.
Agreed...
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Thanks will try that
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Will any sponge work?
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Not dishwasher sponges. More like those big, foamy ones you use, like for art.
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Will any sponge work?
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.
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