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Old 06-09-2017, 07:15 AM   #1
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Question Is intake tube safe for dwarf puffers?

This is what my intake tube looks like on my AquaClear 50. Is it going to be appropriate for dwarf puffers or should I get a sponge to cover it? If so, where can those be bought that are small enough to fit the tube?
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I love to put sponge on all intakes. It allows you to prefilter large debris and keep it out of your filter.

I rinse it in old tank water when doing my PWC.
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Sponges are a pain, you have to clean them all the time, that will.be fine assuming the peas are not juvies.
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Sponges are a pain, you have to clean them all the time, that will.be fine assuming the peas are not juvies.
I got the feeling from the lfs that I am ordering them from that they are very young and small. I went ahead and took out a small piece of my filter sponge and fit it over the opening. I think it will work fine.
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Better safe than sorry. Once you are certain that they are not drawn to the intake and stick it is easy to remove.
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Better safe than sorry. Once you are certain that they are not drawn to the intake and stick it is easy to remove.
Yes, I agree!
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