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Old 02-07-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
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what kind of filter do i need for gourami fry

will a 125 penguin marineland filter work with them??
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Old 02-07-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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For fry a better choice is an internal sponge or box filter, as there is no intake tube for them to get sucked into.
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would that suck them up because i already ordered it and i prolly cant cancel it
could i use a fry net until they get to big for the filter?
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That filter can suck them up, yes. I believe you can put a sponge over the intake to help prevent that from happening though.
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If you already ordered it, then its a bit late for you to ask, but I am with Sati and get an AC mini sponge, cut an "X" in it with a sharp blade, and slip it over the intake. It will require squeezing out more often than you would normally do filter maintenance, so keep an eye on it. It acts as a prefilter and clogs quickly.
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do you mean a real sponge or a little thingy that goes into the filter
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If you already have a HOB filter, then it has an intake tube, usually with a cage-like device that slips onto the end of the tube. Remove that, and get the "AquaClear Mini" sponge, which is a rectangular (elongated cube) sponge that is designed to go inside a filter, but will not be used for that purpose here. If you cut a hole, or an X into it, you can slide it onto the plain intake tube and it will prevent fry from being sucked into the filter. It prevents quite a lot of debris from going into the filter, so that is why you have to look at it every day and rinse it out now and again to keep it from getting clogged.
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i dont really get it you get it do you take the "cagelike thing" off or do you take it off put the thing inside it and put ir back on

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usually with a cage-like device that slips onto the end of the tube. Remove that, and get the "AquaClear Mini" sponge,
You take off the "strainer" (cage like device) and REPLACE it with the sponge.

It was all very clear in Tankgirl's post. I'll admit some times I have to re-read a post a couple times before all the info sinks in. Please try this in the future, Mr. Krap.
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