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Old 04-04-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Nylon on filter to keep fry safe

I put a nylon over my filter so it wouldn't suck up my guppy fry, but it's making a weird noise... Is that okay? The filter is like trying to suck the nylon up.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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Its probably going to burn up the pump up. The nylon you put on isnt letting the filter suck enough water threw
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Hm... So I should get a thinner nylon?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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Hm... So I should get a thinner nylon?
Yea or one that has a little bigger holes. You could try a sponge too. I use the reusable filter bags that everywhere seems to sell. I tried it with pantyhose and it did the same thing your talking about.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:54 PM   #5
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Andrew do you mind linking what reusable filter bag you are talking about? Thanks
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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I use a net/mesh material on mine that I found. Works good..just gotta clean it sometimes so it doesn't clog.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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Just toss that filter on the tank with the parents the fry won't produce enough waste to make a serious difference as long as you stay reasonable with water changes.
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My lfs carry's them so this is what it looks like in the picture at this link.

http://www.emperoraquatics-aquarium....-mediabags.php

I'm sure they can be found else where
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #9
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I use cheap panty hose with cable ties,



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I make sure the hose is pulled taught enough but not to the point of tearing. Traps a lot of stuff that I used to have to pull out of the impellers. Also keeps my RCS and snails safe.
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Just toss that filter on the tank with the parents the fry won't produce enough waste to make a serious difference as long as you stay reasonable with water changes.
What do you mean?
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Ok. I will try a smaller/thinner nylon.
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I like the fluval sponge because it can store bacteria too.
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I like the fluval sponge because it can store bacteria too.
Where can you get them? How much are they? And how do you put them in? Lol
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What do you mean?
We're you not the same one putting the larger fish into a 10 gal from Walmart
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We're you not the same one putting the larger fish into a 10 gal from Walmart
Sorry I don't understand... ?
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If I keep the fry in a breeder, will the filter still be able to suck them up?
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If I keep the fry in a breeder, will the filter still be able to suck them up?
In a breeder basket no they won't be able to get out of it
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In a breeder basket no they won't be able to get out of it
Ok so by the time they come out, (hopefully) they will be too big to get sucked up. I might have to move them to a new tank to grow...
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Sorry I don't understand... ?
I confused you with another user having his fry eaten.
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I confused you with another user having his fry eaten.
Oh ok.
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