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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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HOB filter with very small snails?

I received a shipment today of mystery snail babies about the size of peas and under. They're going in a new tank I'm dedicating to them for the time being. I was planning on using an established hob filter with a sponge over the intake. Would there be any unforeseen problems with this? I can scrounge a sponge filter if I have to but would prefer not to.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 08:33 AM
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Should work fine. I use the same setup for baby shrimp and they love all the goodies on the sponge covering the intake. My Nerites crawl all over the thing too.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 08:37 AM
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Make sure it covers all of it or else you will have snails in your filter. whenever my sponge slips off a bit snails weasel their way in
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 01:04 PM
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I have a hob and no intake cover. They haven't gotten sucked up so you should be fine without a sponge.

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