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Old 03-24-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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Filter covers for fry?

I I'm almost at the massive amounts of fry stage with my convicts, firemouths, and Angelfish!( not in the same tank!! That would b a BIG mistake) and my lfs doesn't sell sponge filters so can I use some nylon "socks" like at all the shoe stores?? Already put them on. Although I can take them off if no! Pics!!

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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I I'm almost at the massive amounts of fry stage with my convicts, firemouths, and Angelfish!( not in the same tank!! That would b a BIG mistake) and my lfs doesn't sell sponge filters so can I use some nylon "socks" like at all the shoe stores?? Already put them on. Although I can take them off if no! Pics!!
Yeah you can use them. Just rubberband them tight and keep them clear of debris.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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You can use an aquaclear foam filter insert cut to fit also, it might not clog as easily.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:41 PM   #4
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It now seems that after I put the covers on( see pics) they r stopping my water flow! Is there anything else u guys recommend that won't stop my flow?
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Kind of home made or really cheap?
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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I went that route and it didn't work for me, clogged up quickly. Tried other sponges, didn't work, they clogged.

I ended up going with this: Fluval Edge Pre Filter Sponge | Fluval Edge Reviews

I love it. My RCS love it. It does not clog. It's an amazing little thing. Even if your lfs doesn't carry sponge filters they might carry pre-filters. Ask.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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Nope don't I asked
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #8
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Buy it on-line. Fluval Edge Pre-Filter Sponge - Filter Media - Fish - PetSmart

$2.49 at petsmart...... don't tell me you don't have a petsmart near you.....
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My ps didn't have one... but I'll check again...
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what's your general location?
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LEE!! population 500!! Illinois 40min south of Rockford
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Found it!! How often do j change it?
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When it falls apart..... just like your filter media.
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go to your local walmart at the fabric section buy sponge filter material
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That's so much more expensive.
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But 4 the right one u get 4 sheets of foam!
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And then you still have to do the whole rubberband thing to keep it on the filter. I'll just stick with my $3 pre-filter, thank you very much.
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