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Old 05-26-2011, 01:27 AM   #1
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taking off filter bottoms

the bottom part of my filters are always getting gummed up every few days. i guess my oscars have big poop. my question is this: is it safe to do? i don't have any fish small enough to get sucked up by them and so far it seems to help. i'm just not sure if i could be damaging my filter. one is about 6 inches from the bottom now and the other is 4.
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the bottom part of my filters are always getting gummed up every few days. i guess my oscars have big poop. my question is this: is it safe to do? i don't have any fish small enough to get sucked up by them and so far it seems to help. i'm just not sure if i could be damaging my filter. one is about 6 inches from the bottom now and the other is 4.
U can leave them off as long as foreign objects doesn't get sucked in. The reason y they are there is to keep foreign objects out of ur filter. Foreign object as in subtracts, plastic plants and etc
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U can leave them off as long as foreign objects doesn't get sucked in. The reason y they are there is to keep foreign objects out of ur filter. Foreign object as in subtracts, plastic plants and etc
i have rocks on the bottom and all plastic plants are attached to heavy caves.
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How about adding prefilter sponge to the intake of your filter ?
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How about adding prefilter sponge to the intake of your filter ?
That will clog the intake faster
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