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Old 05-31-2020, 12:21 PM   #1
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Upgraded to Fluval 407 - question on intake valve and ribbed hose

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I recently setup a 75G freshwater tank and was sold an inadequate pump (Fluval 107). I cycle the tank for 4 weeks before adding fish. I VERY slowly started to populate the tank @ 8 weeks, and realized the inadequacy. I just upgraded to a Fluval 407. Yes, I am mortified and embarrassed by my stupidity. Judgement deserved.

The 407 intake valve is noticeably larger. I have very small baby rice fish and am concerned they will be in danger. My question: Can I keep the smaller 107 valve/tubing on the 407 pump for now until the babies are larger? or what is recommended?

Thank you.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:18 AM   #2
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Simply add an intake sponge over the intake to protect the fish from getting sucked in. Lot's on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=intake+sp...diversity_1_13
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