I use an Eheim 2211 with the ADA glassware the Mini V-1 and Mini P-1. The intake slots are too small for shrimp to get sucked through. The slots are paper thin.
Thanks Craigthor... I thought you were using a 2213 on your tank? I've been on the prowl for a 2211, but no luck as yet... Your Nano is one of the tanks that inspired me to order the Mini-M in the first place
In my 3 gallon low tech ADA AS II tank as per my signature, I have a Elite Mini Subermisble, and red cherry shrimp seem fine with it. In fact, so fine that I have a cherry shrimp population explosion in the tank. The filter is rated for tanks up to 3 gallons.
Homer, thanks for the reply... I've followed that thread with some interest. I'm just not convinced that I want an internal filter in such a small tank.
Originally Posted by Francis Xavier
The Cal Aqua Lily pipe intakes are too small for my shrimp to get caught in. Well they could probably get sucked into them, but I've yet to see it happen - they're strong enough to avoid being sucked in. Now, I've had 3 garden / pet snails get trapped in the in take. I'm not sure if fry would get stuck in them though or not.
Thank you for the reply Francis... I've been watching Sanctia develop. I wish the Cal-aqua pipes were available right now ... I'll probably end up ordering the ADA pipes... After all, it's only money, I'll make more
Again, thank you all for taking the time to respond to my questions... it's tough to get a *feel* for how these tanks function by viewing still photos
posted on the net... I know you can put a 2213 on one of these tanks, but without actually seeing it in person it's hard to tell if the flow is *just right* or *hang on little shrimpies, the hurricane's comming ashore*
So, most of us rely on the posts written by those of you who are using the equipment in question.
You folks that take the time to read & respond to the questions posted on this (and other) forums are what makes these things work ... You are the class of the field