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02-27-2013 10:53 PM
Originally Posted by Bandit1200 View Post
I doubt it. Do you have any idea of the speed of the impeller?
I had a zebra danio get sucked through a diatom filter and survive, he got clipped by the impeller but only barely. It is possible
02-27-2013 10:51 PM
m00se I had a bristlenose pleco swim up the output of a Marineland HOB and into the filter pit. He wasn't too happy when I found him 2 days later, but he was fine. Impeller? I don't think that would have been pretty...
02-27-2013 09:48 PM
Bandit1200 I was at work today talking about this and one of my buddies told me he witnessed his red tail shark swim right up the output stream of the HOB and into the reservoir area. That finally explained the disappearing fish for him. I laughed out loud when he said it, but it make a lot of sense. If you keep the water level in your tank up where it should be, there's really not that much of a lip that the water is flowing over into your tank. I've noticed a lot of fish like to play in the water flow and I can completely envision a fish swimming up the return into the HOB reservoir. Fish naturally traverse lots more challenging things than that in nature. I haven't used a HOB in a long time, so that possibility didn't occur to me. I'm glad he relived that one for me.
02-27-2013 12:45 AM
Re: PreFilter

Not going to dispute any thing but all know is I started with 6 then lost one then another. I found them both in the filter media box swimming around. My aqua clear 20 has a lid on it. Granted I don't have a cover for my aquarium. After installing the prefilter, I still have all six neons. Also, the neons are actually green neons which are one of the smallest neons.
02-26-2013 10:49 PM
Originally Posted by laqu View Post
actually i've witnessed fish get sucked into the filter out the impeller and into the "tank' of the filter... they are smaller then you think...
I doubt it. Do you have any idea of the speed of the impeller?
02-26-2013 10:28 PM
laqu actually i've witnessed fish get sucked into the filter out the impeller and into the "tank' of the filter... they are smaller then you think...
02-26-2013 08:44 PM
Bandit1200 I'm not telling you to not use a prefilter in your tank, but there's no way that those neons went though your filter intake and then through the impeller and were swimming around in the box. That would be like suddenly finding a small cow in your hamburger bun. If you have a problem with keeping them in your tank you might want to consider closing up the space they have available to jump out.
02-25-2013 06:41 PM
CrypticLifeStyle Never used bath salt before, probably because it isn't really salt, its mainly magnesium sulfate.
02-25-2013 06:17 PM
okapizebra I thought salt baths were only supposed to help with bacterial/some sort of infection. If he is hurt, the best remedy is pristine water IMO.
02-25-2013 07:01 AM
Re: PreFilter

So got the fluval edge pre a1387 from my lfs and it fits perfectly. Thanks guys.
But now i have another problem. It seems one of the neons that went into the filter got hurt. Seemd like one of his fins got damaged. I heard salt baths are supposed to help. Any helpful advice on salt baths?
02-25-2013 12:36 AM
okapizebra I've used the Fluval Pre-filter on my aquaclear, fits great.
02-24-2013 11:46 PM
GnoixuoS Fluval pre-filters should work. The filter for a fluval is an aquaclear. I think fluval and aquaclear are both made by hagen.
02-24-2013 11:42 PM
Originally Posted by mfurufuru View Post
I ended up adding some neons to my tank. I started with 6 yesterday this morning I could only find 5. An hour later I was down to 4. I started looking for the missing two and spent about an hour looking through the plants. Took a break and started looking again. Looked at my aquaclear hob and initially didn't see anything. Finally decided to take the filter apart and low and behold in the media carriage I find two neons swimming around. They happily joined the other four. I will be adding 6 more in a few weeks. The neons were pretty small but I didn't think they were small enough to fit through the intake.
I am off to buy a prefilter.
i had to do the same thing! my ghost shrimp were in with my bio blocks.. it was really hard to pick up each bio block without squishing the shrimp!
02-24-2013 10:27 PM
somewhatshocked The Fluval Edge pre-filter sponge is perfect for the AC20/30.
02-24-2013 10:12 PM
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