Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-19-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 27
Filter intake cover that important?

Just bought some young amano shrimp...What an awesome addition they're making!

Anyways, I heard that they are prone to getting stuck in intake filters. I currently have some neons, panda corys, an african dwarf frog, and these new shrimp in the 10g tank.

They're about 1-1.5" long. I have an AquaClear Mini filter on about 60% filtration speed. From what I can see, the suction that the head creates doesn't seem like a lot, but I'm not 100% sure either.

How worried should I be about something getting stuck on the intake? Nothing looks big enough to actually get sucked in.

Gill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2006, 11:30 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ashland KY
Posts: 1,918
Send a message via Yahoo to tropicfishman
I wouldn't worry about it, amano shrimp usually stay on the substrate in my experience with them, if they do get stuck you can always buy a sponge adapter for them, or if your filter has an extension tube, remove the extension and you should be ok, hope that helps
I love my clown loaches and red tail shark!!! lol
tropicfishman is offline   Reply With Quote

cover, filter, intake, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Appropriate cloth to cover filter intake with? bluerose Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 12-26-2009 08:09 PM
Intake cover? Marconis Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 12-01-2007 10:18 PM
Cover the intake on my xp2? flipz General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 03-16-2006 01:39 AM
Filter intake Rocket2001 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 10-12-2004 07:47 PM
filter intake justDIY DIY Projects 6 07-05-2003 12:23 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.