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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp with sump/overflow

I know a lot of you are using sponge or mesh prefiltered canisters on shrimp tanks, but have any of you set up a true overflow and sump system? What kind of overflow are you using? Drilled through back with sponge over the fitting? Bottom siphoning in a weir with a bunch of scrubby sponges around the pipe to keep the shrimplets in? Who cares they're just shrimp?
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I know a lot of you are using sponge or mesh prefiltered canisters on shrimp tanks, but have any of you set up a true overflow and sump system? What kind of overflow are you using? Drilled through back with sponge over the fitting? Bottom siphoning in a weir with a bunch of scrubby sponges around the pipe to keep the shrimplets in? Who cares they're just shrimp?
Well depends on what kind of shrimp your keeping. If your keeping $100 Blue Bolts would want to guard your intake.
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Trying to figure this out myself . I have a bottom drilled with a standpipe leading to a sump. I have tried using a sponge to block the standpipe but all it does is raise the water level to top of sponge.
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I've got an eshopps and i tied sponge to the inlet grate all around the top I've also got sponge in the u-tubes that lead to the outer box. Shrimp still end up in the sump, in my canister, and in the return line. Yay neos!

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100 micron Nylon filter bags.. shrimp pick em clean.. i've got one that's been my prefilter on my cannister for my ten gallon RCS tank and its NEVER been cleaned. i've had it up for 4 or more months now??
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