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Today 02:40 AM
BlackThumb My betta managed to leap through the small hole on a Spec II about a month ago... He will splash the surface if I leave the light on too long (letting me know it's time for lights-out). That time I think he misjudged and jumped straight out. Luckily I was sitting nearby and scooped him back into the tank right away and he made it.

I have a spec V I'll be setting up soon. That light sits a lot closer to the opening so probably harder for fish to jump, but just letting you know it could be possible.
Yesterday 07:53 PM
Biznatch
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Originally Posted by wheels0417 View Post
Has anyone had any trouble with fish jumping out of the hole in the lid? I am considering marble hatchetfish since they are smaller and heard they can jump. Just seeing if they should be fine or if I should get some plastic to cover up the top.

I have clown Killis with no issues, and they are also supposed to be jumpers. It would be pretty hard to make it out the hole and miss the light.
Yesterday 12:16 AM
wheels0417 Has anyone had any trouble with fish jumping out of the hole in the lid? I am considering marble hatchetfish since they are smaller and heard they can jump. Just seeing if they should be fine or if I should get some plastic to cover up the top.
08-26-2015 12:50 AM
natiedean24
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Originally Posted by dru View Post
Has anyone sourced the soft flexible tubing that connects to the pump?

I'm trying to figure that out. I got some 1/2" ID silicone hose from Amazon. It will work but it seems just slightly larger than the stock part. I have a question in to Hagen and I will see what they say.


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08-24-2015 04:02 PM
dru Has anyone sourced the soft flexible tubing that connects to the pump?
08-24-2015 12:49 AM
The Big Buddha I just cut a piece of filter foam the same length and width of the stock foam at about 2" high, to fill the remaining void above the stock foam. Just stuff it in there on top of the stock one and problem solved. You can also just raise the stock foam above the water line for the same effect.
08-23-2015 09:21 PM
natiedean24
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does anyone have a lead on stainless mesh like the one used in the guard made by h4n? i was just going to put polishing pads beneath the sponge to elevate it to the height of the water to not loose anything on top of the water
I sourced some from amazon for a decent price. Not sure what size mesh H4N is using, but I used 20 mesh. I have a short page detailing how I did made the stainless mesh overflow cover here.
04-29-2015 11:16 PM
Zorion825
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Is anyone running a replacement pump, and if so what type?

I have a Mini-jet 606 but it is rattling and driving me crazy
I'd love an answer to that as well. Now that the 606 is discontinued, I've been looking for a good alternative to upgrade the pump.
03-06-2015 09:06 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by Technik View Post
any idea what the size of this might be?
I ordered the 2" x 4" one for my Spec V.
03-06-2015 07:19 PM
Technik
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Originally Posted by jrh View Post
Courtesy of h4n, a Spec V shrimplet filter guard.



snail not included.

The top part could be painted black (krylon fusion), but I'm sitting right next to my tank, and I can't see it, so I'm going to leave mine as is.
any idea what the size of this might be?
03-05-2015 06:17 PM
kman
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does anyone have a lead on stainless mesh like the one used in the guard made by h4n? i was just going to put polishing pads beneath the sponge to elevate it to the height of the water to not loose anything on top of the water
http://www.hanaquatics.com/stainless-steel-mesh/

Put in the comments that you want the fine mesh, not the larger stuff, for shrimp fry. Same price.
03-05-2015 06:13 PM
Dawagner
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Originally Posted by Technik View Post
does anyone have a lead on stainless mesh like the one used in the guard made by h4n? i was just going to put polishing pads beneath the sponge to elevate it to the height of the water to not loose anything on top of the water

You can buy it from his website just google HANAquatics.
03-05-2015 06:07 PM
dru Is anyone running a replacement pump, and if so what type?

I have a Mini-jet 606 but it is rattling and driving me crazy
03-05-2015 05:57 PM
Technik does anyone have a lead on stainless mesh like the one used in the guard made by h4n? i was just going to put polishing pads beneath the sponge to elevate it to the height of the water to not loose anything on top of the water
01-29-2015 06:12 PM
kman
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Originally Posted by mesohorny View Post
no, I think you may have convinced me to unplug it and install some sort of plumbing screen instead. I just wanted to crack wise about this heated debate.
Cool.

I like either the "hose washer with screen" that was used in post 117 (see page 8), or the fine SS mesh that I linked a few posts back. I actually really like that hose washer (plus, readily available and cheap!), if I could find one with a black washer instead of white, I'd probably go that route, but for aesthetic reasons I'll likely go with the mesh behind the filter wall.

My Spec 2's lower intake has never been a problem in the stock configuration, and my Spec V is still cycling with very little in the tank, so I have some time before making a final call. But my SS mesh from Han is en route anyway.
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