Originally Posted by bif24701
Where could I find the fine mesh prefilter you are suggesting for the intake of the filter ?
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Well, many people buy 'small mesh' sponges, and cut and shape them to fit well over the end of their filter intake tubes.
I just buy the cylinder-shaped Fluval Edge fine mesh pre-filters, usually available at PetSmart stores for under $2.
I use AquaClear HOB 110 filters on my discustank, and the Fluval Edge sponges fit well on all the AC filter tubes, except perhaps their smallest filter.
I would venture that they would fit on the intake tube of many types of filters.
They are great for assisting to produce crystal clear water when used along with filter floss and Seachem Purigen. And they greatly reduce the frequency need for cleaning/rinsing/replacing filter media, by preventing everything but the smallest particulates from getting into the filter compartments.