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Old 09-12-2007, 12:35 AM   #1
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Shrimp/Fry-safe powerhead?

I wish to buy a shrimp/fry-safe powerhead. I mean even shrimp and fry be sucked into the intake of powerhead, they will not be killed/wounded. Another prefer feature is easy cleaning of plant debris if that is attached to the intake. Which powerhead meets this requirement?
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Would it be possible to use a sponge prefilter? Or would that reduce the affect of the powerhead too much?
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:57 AM   #3
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If its not too big an eyesore, you could use a regular sponge filter and fit the powerhead to the tube. I use several in some big grow out tanks and they work wonderfully. I rinse them out once or twice a week. What size tank are you trying to outfit? What kind of shrimp and fry?
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It's a 58 gallon planted tank with red cherry shrimp and guppy, molly, platy and some others fry. I thought about the sponge filter and do not like it much due to its bulky size. I am currently using a fine mesh to cover my filter inlet and clean it every other day.
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Try a Hydor ph. I have seen my snails crawl across them and not get injured.
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Try a Hydor ph. I have seen my snails crawl across them and not get injured.
I have several snails that often get stuck with their foot halfway inside the intake of my AC70. I wonder what the difference in the screen is.
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