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Yvette
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PostSubject: Cleaning my external filters   Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:56 pm

Why oh why do bn fry just have to get in the cannisters? I have spent 4 times as long purely netting the little b*****s lol!
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PostSubject: fry in your canisters   Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:40 pm

lol... oh yvette, why oh why did you need save your old stockings....lol

easy solutions are use sponge filters or just put some filter media around the canister...

or get those old stocking out, but make sure the stockings dont leach colour into the tank.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning my external filters   Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:40 am

I went to a pond shop and got a sponge prefilter for my grow out tank. that stops the fry getting sucked up.

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning my external filters   Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:19 am

Doug wrote:
I went to a pond shop and got a sponge prefilter for my grow out tank. that stops the fry getting sucked up.

Hi Doug, if I put a sponge over the inlet woul it affect the flow of the filter?
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning my external filters   Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:05 am

not really, there are sponges in the cansiter filter so its not like ur adding too much sponge. if you want (and what i did) is remove some of the internal sponges, though i did it because it meanti could have some more rings in there Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning my external filters   Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:50 am

sponge over the inlet works really well i use this stips my shrmips and fry getting anywhere
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning my external filters   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:18 am

im thinking of just using some fly screen mesh to put over the inlet, seeing as i have some spare in the shed lol!

Ill let you know how that goes
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning my external filters   Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:21 am

somethingsmellsfishy wrote:
im thinking of just using some fly screen mesh to put over the inlet, seeing as i have some spare in the shed lol!

Ill let you know how that goes

that will also work perfec for the fry not t get down the inlet tube
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