Fusion IM 10- Intake Cover - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3
Send a message via AIM to SubMariner0805
Fusion IM 10- Intake Cover

Hey Everyone,

I have a 10 Gallon Innovative Marine tank (Fusion 10) that is planted and I just got some amano shrimp. However, I noticed that they continuously wind up in the first chamber on top of my filter floss. It is probably because the slits that the water enters the chamber in are large enough for the shrimp to enter. Do you all have any suggestions on how to prevent this? Maybe some kind of cover for the slits that still lets the water through? Please ask me if you need more information and thank you as always for your knowledge.
SubMariner0805 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 10:42 PM
Planted Member
 
EdWiser's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Louisville,Kentucky
Posts: 193
EdWiser is online now  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 01:30 PM
Planted Member
 
Sarlindescent's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: May 2015
Location: DC
Posts: 178
My advice would be to use filter floss in the top of the media basket. This should trap the shrimp so that you can put them back. I HIGHLY recommend not using the intake strainer by IM for planted tanks, depending on plant type. For my tank, I had stems and other plants. The stems dropped leaves while converting to submersed growth. The leaves blocked the intake strainer and had I not seen it happen, the display would have flooded. Additionally, if using the stock lid, if water reaches the bottom of the lid "standoffs" (clear acrylic things) they will create a siphon and slowly leak water out of the tank.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sarlindescent is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Collapsible tank cover - Tell me why I'm wrong! Thelongsnail DIY 8 11-09-2018 08:53 PM
Pump intake getting clogged elo500 Ponds 3 09-15-2013 05:21 AM
PVC overflow intake cover? Kado DIY 1 02-17-2013 02:47 PM
Krylon Fusion or Fusion for Plastics? Huzzah Equipment 3 01-13-2010 01:05 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome