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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2005, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Covering Filter intake HOB

im starting a nano and im thinking about getting the aquaclear mini HOB for filteration, this tank is going to be made to breed cherry shrimps, does anyone know how to DIY a good intake cover so the baby shrimps dont get sucked up?? is a piece of aquaclear filter sponge good? if anyone had any experience with this i would appresiate it thanks
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a piece of aquaclear filter sponge good? if anyone had any experience with this i would appresiate it thanks
that's exactly what i did and it works great for me.
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Cut a slit in an extra AC sponge and slide it onto the intake. Works great and gives more bio area too...
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The AC sponge works great but IMO it looks ugly. I use black Panty Hose
Tied with some fishing line anmd it works good and you can not see it.

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I've tried a panty hose, but it *completely* blocked the flow of water. Then I tried tulle (that netting stuff used for bridal veils and under wedding dresses). I had some tulle circles left over from when I made favors for my baby-welcoming party almost five years ago. I think I got packs from a party store or Michael's crafts store. I'm not sure if the holes are small enough to keep out newborn shrimp, but they might sell them in a smaller weave size, or you could do 2-3 layers.

How big is this nano tank, BTW? If it's 5.5 gallons or smaller, you might want to consider a palm filter - either AZOO or Red Sea. It's a lot easier to control the flow on those things.

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