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Old 03-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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It's worth a shot! Like I said it will definitely slow the build up of air in the intake and its the easiest/ quickest fix. If it doesn't work. You have the other ideas to fall back on.
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Thank you very much, phish -- your assistance is appreciated.

Do you think it will at least cut down on some of the "racket" and ridiculously annoying noise being caused by the air going up into the impeller?
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Without a doubt, It defiantly will!
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Without a doubt, It defiantly will!
...and will still be able to pick up debris?
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That will depend on the micron you chose for the prefilter. You would want a higher micron or more pours foam but if you go to pours then more air bubbles will get thru. You will also have to clean debris off of it in your weekly maintenance. I have them on my fry/RCS tank filters which is planted. I have to clean mine about every three days.
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That will depend on the micron you chose for the prefilter. You would want a higher micron or more pours foam but if you go to pours then more air bubbles will get thru. You will also have to clean debris off of it in your weekly maintenance. I have them on my fry/RCS tank filters which is planted. I have to clean mine about every three days.
Hmmmmmm.....as opposed to the "standard" stock plastic strainer which sucks pretty much everything up, no?
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That will depend on the micron you chose for the prefilter. You would want a higher micron or more pours foam but if you go to pours then more air bubbles will get thru. You will also have to clean debris off of it in your weekly maintenance. I have them on my fry/RCS tank filters which is planted. I have to clean mine about every three days.
I agree and just to add. If you try the prefilter sponge, if you still find your getting bubbles, you could always put some pantyhose on the pipe first and then the sponge over it. I'm not sure if it would make any difference, but it's worth a try and it's cheap. Make sure you use brand new pantyhose, cheap ones will do. This will slow your flow, not much though....
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I agree and just to add. If you try the prefilter sponge, if you still find your getting bubbles, you could always put some pantyhose on the pipe first and then the sponge over it. I'm not sure if it would make any difference, but it's worth a try and it's cheap. Make sure you use brand new pantyhose, cheap ones will do. This will slow your flow, not much though....
Thanks, Ian...

But would this "doubling up" on the prefiltering really restrict debris pickup, which is the point of the filter in the first place?
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Thanks, Ian...

But would this "doubling up" on the prefiltering really restrict debris pickup, which is the point of the filter in the first place?
It would, but so will using just the sponge without the pantyhose. As Phishfriend said, the sponge will have to be cleaned probably every week. Sucking up air is restricting the performance of the filter anyway....
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I see; something to chew on...thanks...
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