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PostSubject: fry in filter   Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:52 am

hi, i have a fluval 4 filter in my tank, i recently cleaned it out and found that i had a few dead bristlenose fry inside it.
could anyone please give me any information on the best way to stop this? thank`s, john.
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PostSubject: Re: fry in filter   Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:28 am

so sorry about this

but you know the mesh you can get for gutters and sometimes used for fly screens??

just wrap that around the filter and place some rubber bands to keep it in place!
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PostSubject: Re: fry in filter   Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:20 pm

I use a pair of tights, well cut a leg off lol does the trick great
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PostSubject: second the tights....   Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:21 pm

I always use tights around my filters when the fry are around....

I prefer fluval filters for ease of use, and always get the missus to donate some spare tights...lol...

though think she might wonder where they are going lol....
until I showed her...lol....

a fly screen can be bought relatively cheap and used for many things for the tank...

including a fry saver which allows water flow through it. also it can be wrapped around the filter, it can also be used to
divide a tank in two Smile

good luck

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PostSubject: Re: fry in filter   Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:53 pm

Always use tights but PLEASE wash them first... Laughing

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PostSubject: fry in filter   Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:37 pm

thank you all for your most valued reply`s. i will certainly put your your ideas into practice.
thank you very much. john.
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PostSubject: Re: fry in filter   Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:54 pm

tights are good, the other thing to do is to get some filter material and put that over the intake. Adds an extra layer of filtration and protects the fry.

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PostSubject: Re: fry in filter   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:58 am

Hello
I have to add my 2 bobs worth...I have use tights/pantyhose on a fry saver once cos the sponge was too coarse & was letting the tiny fry escape into the tank...they were black tights..& they leached dye throughout the tank...
Be aware of coloured dyes...
I now use a small sponges slipped over all my intakes...
I have used all these and they all work great...
the first is my preference..
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Aquarium-Biochemical-Sponge-Filter-Fish-Tank-Air-Pump-/130444480346?pt=AU_Pet_Supplies&hash=item1e5f18cf5a

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/4-Aquarium-Filter-Sponge-Cheery-Crystal-Shrimp-Fish-/220587625503?pt=AU_Pet_Supplies&hash=item335c0c0c1f

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