Help - new Seachem Tidal 35 - sucks in babies...
We put a new Seachem Tital 35 HOB filter on a small tank. I Love it - huge pull out media basket makes it easy to clean, pump is in tank so it will restart if power stops for a moment. However, it has one major flaw... with no down-pipe to suck in water - there is not a way to put a sponge protector to keep babies out.
I just pulled out filter media tray/canister and found over 30 baby bristlenose plecos in it. All were alive somehow.
I'm thinking maybe small mesh on front of intake but it may get gunked up quickly or sucked in and break motor.