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Hey guys I recently bought a Eheim 2215 :red_mouth and am now looking for a prefilter of some kind so my shrimp babies don't get sucked into the canister. The prefilter from Eheim is kind of on the expensive side so I was thinking of the filtermax prefilters. I have on running on my AC 50 and it works great. Only thing is it doesn't fit on my 2215. Does anyone know if theres a filtermax prefilter that fits the intake tube or maybe a hydor one. I don't want to have to cut a sponge to fit the intake. Thanks!
 

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Marineland offers a cylindrical sponge for the 660R powerheads, which are intended for reverse flow undergravel filters. They look as if they might fit the intake of a 2215.
 

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The sponges that ron521 mentioned are very good and they seem to never wear out. It is probably long enough so that you can cut it in the middle and have two.

 

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I prefer the ZooMed 501 mechanical sponges (designed to go in their little filters, but they've already got holes in them that fit over most filter intakes just fine. Only need a little stretching sometimes). Plus, they're black.
+1 easy find at petsmarts ...i bought two 1" screen suction to replace the ugly fx5 then get a Zoomed cut it short and make it a lil bigger slam them in ..work like a champ .
 

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I prefer the ZooMed 501 mechanical sponges (designed to go in their little filters, but they've already got holes in them that fit over most filter intakes just fine. Only need a little stretching sometimes). Plus, they're black.
Can you tell me if this is a coarse sponge?
 

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I found some other options..look here~
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3650250
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/Product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=13735
http://www.plecocaves.com/Poret.htm
http://www.petco.com/product/111012/Zoo-Med-501-Mechanical-Filter-Sponge-Filter-Media.aspx
http://www.amazon.com/Marineland-Replacement-Prefilter-Sponge-Penguin/dp/B001F976PW



and might use something like this..{this is for the powerhead, not the eheim}
Strainers

Troy looked at it and said it is 3/4", not 1/2" as I thought, and I would do better putting the sponge on the pump side, then have it return to the other side by push, instead of pull as most people setting up river tanks do. Makes more sense to me.
 

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Are any of these truly shrimplet safe? It just became painfully clear that this yellow sponge I got on ebay was letting the really tiny guys get through. On my 2217
 

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Are any of these truly shrimplet safe? It just became painfully clear that this yellow sponge I got on ebay was letting the really tiny guys get through. On my 2217

There are others that are 99% safe. The Fluval Edge prefilter is a great deal at $2.50. Check out the link above
 
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