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Old 02-28-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Keeping the Filter Safe for Fry???

What are some creative (or more so simple) ways I can slightly alter my filters to keep them safe for fry? I'm currently keeping cut pantyhose over the end of one in my "nursery tank". What is this sponge thing I hear about? Is it as simple as covering the hole with a peice of sponge? Any input is going to be greatly welcomed
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I've used a piece of panty hose over the intake of my filters many times. If you go to Walmart or a fabric store, you can find thin sheets of 100% polyester fiber that you can wrap around it, or a small mesh fabric.

If you're close to a fish store, you can buy a filter cartridge refill and cut off the poly-filter covering and use that, or find a sponge filter.
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What are some creative (or more so simple) ways I can slightly alter my filters to keep them safe for fry? I'm currently keeping cut pantyhose over the end of one in my "nursery tank". What is this sponge thing I hear about? Is it as simple as covering the hole with a peice of sponge? Any input is going to be greatly welcomed
The 'sponge thing' is just a cylinder shaped sponge that literally slides over the end of the pipe...
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
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I use a net type thing I found and folded it over and rubberbanded it to the filter lol. I don't have fry in that tank, but I had my lil senegal bichir get sucked up and died before I did something .
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I use a net type thing I found and folded it over and rubberbanded it to the filter lol. I don't have fry in that tank, but I had my lil senegal bichir get sucked up and died before I did something .
What do you mean by "net type thing"? Like, mesh? And aww :c sorry to hear that. I've lost fry that way before so I try to be so careful.
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Yeah, like a mesh..i found it at work, couldn't think of the name but that's what I was looking for haha.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:37 AM   #9
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+1 on the filters. Best invention for fish fry since milt and eggs. Fool proof
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