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@#$! snails dying on intake?

I got a problem with my snails in my nano tank dying and fouling up the water.
I believe what is happening is that they are getting stuck on the intake of my zoomed canister filter and dying because they are unable to get free. Yesterday I saw one of my ramshorns stuck to the intake with part of its "meat" getting halfway sucked into one of the holes.. Anyways, now I have myself a nice case of GW probably because of the dead snail matter.

Is there any clever way to keep the snails off of there? I don't want to get rid of them all - I kinda like them and they eat algae, etc..

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You can put a sponge, new womens pantyhose, or brine shrimp netting over the intake.
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A spare sponge filter is your friend. I use one on the intake (that gets cleaned when the flow slows) with another sponge (or empty) inside as I am looking for circulation most of all.

I have MTS as well...

Moved to Tucson.
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sponge filter.. why didnt i think of that? Guess I've been using HOBs too long.

thanks!
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You can put a sponge, new womens pantyhose, or brine shrimp netting over the intake.
Why does it have to be new?
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So it isn't contaminated with any residual laundry detergent.
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Ohhh..... thanks yoink.
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that some thing is happening to me, the snails crswl on the intake and thier bodies get sucked into the filter. It doesn't matter much to me, because me catfish and snails eat the bodies. though I do have a large amount of snail shells under the filter. If anyone wants to get rid of snails, then this is the way.
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