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mfurufuru 02-24-2013 10:40 PM

PreFilter
 
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.

bendzuch 02-24-2013 10:50 PM

what filter you have???

mfurufuru 02-24-2013 11:09 PM

Re: PreFilter
 
Aqua clear 20

bendzuch 02-24-2013 11:12 PM

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somewhatshocked 02-24-2013 11:27 PM

The Fluval Edge pre-filter sponge is perfect for the AC20/30.

seuadr 02-25-2013 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mfurufuru (Post 2638258)
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!

GnoixuoS 02-25-2013 12:46 AM

Fluval pre-filters should work. The filter for a fluval is an aquaclear. I think fluval and aquaclear are both made by hagen.

okapizebra 02-25-2013 01:36 AM

I've used the Fluval Pre-filter on my aquaclear, fits great.

mfurufuru 02-25-2013 08:01 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?

okapizebra 02-25-2013 07:17 PM

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.

CrypticLifeStyle 02-25-2013 07:41 PM

Never used bath salt before, probably because it isn't really salt, its mainly magnesium sulfate.

Bandit1200 02-26-2013 09:44 PM

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.

laqu 02-26-2013 11:28 PM

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...

Bandit1200 02-26-2013 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by laqu (Post 2659290)
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?

mfurufuru 02-27-2013 01:45 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.


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