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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Help me with a simple DIY

Okay so I have a 125g with a CPR overflow. I also have some floating plants that I'm trying to figure out how to block from being sucked into the overflow. I tried using 2 suction cups shoved in the end of some vacuum hose (automotive) but was unable to keep it tight enough with the water line. All I really need to do is block the front of the overflow to keep the floaters from being sucked in. What are your idea's?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 07:16 PM
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fiberglass window screen?

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Could you eleborate a little for me please?

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Glue or rubber band some fiberglass window screen to the intake. So the plants can't fit through the holes.
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It has a grate so the floaters wont be sucked in. But they will stay in the grate causing the flow to decrease therefore raising the water level.

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