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Old 06-25-2011, 07:12 AM   #1
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Sponge pre filters for HOBs

I just found these as add on sponge filters for HOBs. It fits all cylindrical intake tubes. Protects against fry being sucked up. Also adds more surface area for beneficial bacteria to homestead. I will report when they come in and provide pics. I have been hunting for them for a while. If you want to know from where I ordered them, PM me.
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This is where I found them.

http://americanaquariumproducts.com/PreFilter.html
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What filter are you putting them on?

IMO the AC110 needs one in the box, every one of them should have it. It makes no sense to have that much flow going through such a tiny, crappy intake strainer.
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Putting one each on a AC50 and 70. Swords are about to have babies and don't want them to get sucked in, only have one tank.
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Those look nice. I've always gone the cheapo route and used AC sponge filter inserts cut to fit.
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Pretty cool add on and please let us know how well it works.

IMO a prefilter for normal use kinda defeats the purpose/design of a filter system (HOB or can), but for fry I like the idea.
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I second using the AC sponge. Its coarse larger cell holes don't restrict flow as much. You can cut 2 or three inlet tube filters with one block of it.
But you can't go wrong with what you ordered either. Its all good.
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Pretty cool add on and please let us know how well it works.

IMO a prefilter for normal use kinda defeats the purpose/design of a filter system (HOB or can), but for fry I like the idea.
Will do and thanks
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I just cut up pieces off of a pair of my cheap, clean panty hose to cover the intakes for my HOBs in fry tanks and my shrimp tank.

I purposely buy a pack of the cheap ones just for these occasions.
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I just cut up pieces off of a pair of my cheap, clean panty hose to cover the intakes for my HOBs in fry tanks and my shrimp tank.

I purposely buy a pack of the cheap ones just for these occasions.
Yea I just wanted to try something I haven't heard of before and report to the members here on its usefulness.
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