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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Fluval 305 Intake & Small Fish....



I finally dug my old 305 out of storage, gave it a good cleaning and installed it. I knew the slits on the intake were way too big for my endlers so I covered it with a filter media bag. I woke up to find that one of my endlers were missing. Checked around and nowhere to be found in the tank. So, seeing that the media bag was somewhat sucked into the intake I turned off the filter and pulled it out and sure enough, there was the missing and now dead endler. But there was also an unidentifiable mass. I did another check and sure enough, I can't find my second favorite guppy.

What is the best option for covering the intake without greatly reducing flow?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 12:55 AM
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Amazon.com: Fluval EDGE Pre-Filter Sponge: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Fluval EDGE Pre-Filter Sponge: Pet Supplies

I use this on all my filter intakes. Already cut and fits perfect. If the link doesnt work google "fluval edge intake sponge"
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I just cut a piece of filter sponge to size and shove it on.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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So, I got the Edge Sponges. I never got them before because I thought they would be too small. Now I m not sure what I should do. I would really need to stretch and might break it to try to get it over the intake. Do I just leave the current intake off and just put the sponge directly on the tube?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 11:34 PM
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scroll down to see my replies/photos on this previous post:

Pre-filter sponges for Fluval 305 / 405

The problem you will run into using the edge filter is that it will clog up FAST, at least mine did.
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