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I just bought the hagen elite mini filter for a co2 diffuser/reactor. I was just wondering if it is fry and baby shrimp safe. Has anyone made a DIY modification that will make it more fry and baby shrimp safe?
 

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Any of the intake grates are going to let fry and baby shrimp into the filter, probably to get lost or never seen again. A newborn baby shrimp is like as big as a comma , if it can fit in anywhere, it will. lol.
 

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Black panty hose, but because its fine, it's going to collect mulm and debris on it near the grates, so you'll have to take it out probably once a week to clean it so it doesn't get too plugged and stop flow.
 

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Fine mesh media bags work well and don't get plugged up for me. Panty hose were terrible for me. They plugged up constantly.
 

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How did this work out for you? I'm doing the identical thing except I keep the black sponge like pad in the filter where it belongs.

Anyone else have luck with this?
 

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I just picked this up to for a MICRO tank I'm doing as a present.

I'm not looking to breed shrimp in it, just keep the ones in it safe.

Is it a safe filter for adult shrimp?
It's safe for adults... Babies are goners if they go near it though. I recommend some fine ss mesh fastened onto it with black twine or rubber bands for a more refined look. You could even super glue the mesh over the intake slots I suppose.


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It's safe for adults... Babies are goners if they go near it though. I recommend some fine ss mesh fastened onto it with black twine or rubber bands for a more refined look. You could even super glue the mesh over the intake slots I suppose.


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A little filter floss in the mechanism made it safe for babies 100%
 
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