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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2007, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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diy pre-filter for shrimp nano

i could not find a pre-filter for my red sea art deco nano filter to stop rcs from being sucked into the intake.

after not really caring too much for a month or so, i stumbled onto a aqua clear 30 foam filter insert at a chain pet store this sunday. i also thought that this type of media would be great for harboring extra beneficial bacteria as the tank and filter have allot less surface area for the bacteria then even my eclipse 12.



cut it in half with some scissors and trimmed it down to a cylinder that would be more pleasing (if thats possible) aestheticaly in the tank.


here is how it looks. not the best but the best i could think of.




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I use the same products on my tanks. They do a good job, but clog pretty quickly if the tank is heavily planted.


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this red sea filter is no rena for sure as far as flow capacity. i thought that the filter density was a good trade off for flow and shrimp safety. i do have a pre filter on my 12g eclipse i got off of aqua bid that is more sponge like and that sucker clogs like no other.


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Just a heads up. It'll keep the adults out. But you'll still find juveniles in the filter when you clean it .

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they are quite mischevious!


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