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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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Prefilter for a canister intake....

Anyone out there using a prefilter for their canister filter? If so what brand are you using? Fluval edge prefilters are too small for the intake on a 306.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 04:31 AM
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I just use aquaclear 30 sponges ...cheap but effective.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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So I take it you just poke a hole on the top of the sponge and fit it over the intake?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 05:35 AM
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I use the stainless screen one on my eheim 2217. I had shrimp and fish deaths from clogged foam prefilters. The foam ones are not a problem if maintenance is routine, one or two busy week can be disastrous though.
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I have a HUGE pond filter on my 2217. But I really want to try those stainless ones, much cleaner looking....pair that with a pair of stainless lily pipes...OMG MY WALLET lol
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Where can I get a stainless intake? I've never heard of stainless lily pipes though.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Those pipes do look nice but, WAAY too expensive. Id prefer just the stainless mesh intake.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 06:35 AM
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There is a thread in the power sellers that has the stainless mesh intake.

If you think about it, they are just as expensive as ADA's...but they wont break =).

I been drooling over them, and very tempted to buy them for my new setup
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 12:07 PM
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The sponge prefilter that dr foster and smith sells work great, fit on my 406 with the stock priming ball valve still in place
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 10:31 PM
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I use the Fluval Edge pre-filter sponge on my Eheim ECCO 2234, and a Penguin 660R reverse flow pre-filter sponge for my Eheim Classic 2217 (stock intake pipes). Both at Big Al's.
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