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    RCS are scheduled for delivery today!...can't wait to get home and get them in the tank!...our first experience with them!...now, if 5 o clock would ever get here?
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

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  2. #492

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    OK, so we got the RCS in the tank...I was using a piece of nylon hose over the pickup tube of the AC30 to try and keep the shrimp from being sucked into the pump...but it quickly clogged up with debris, and the water was barely flowing..so I took the nylon off, and also took off the bottom tube, so that the intake is higher up in the tank..

    My question is, do you guys think it will be ok to run the pump at it's lowest water flow, to help prevent sucking the shrimp up?...It is a 30 gallon pump on a 10 gallon tank...

    Thanks for any replies
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    Did you try sponge over the filter intake? My AC killed one of my snails when it got sucked into the intake so cut a piece of AC sponge media to fit over the slots. Use a more porous sponge with larger holes - something rated for a larger tank - so it won't overwork the filter.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  4. #494

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    No I did not, will give that a try...thanks fishmommie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    No I did not, will give that a try...thanks fishmommie
    you're welcome. You might also try a piece of net or tulle (like something from an old tutu or dress up costume your daughter might have outgrown?). The holes would be larger than that from a nylon hose.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  6. #496

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    Yeah, you're right, I'm going to dig around the house a bit and see what I can come up with...thanks!
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  7. #497

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    OK, I got home yesterday and noticed, with the help of a flashlight, that one of my (surviving) RCS had been sucked into the AC30, and it looked like he was stuck between the bottom of the filter and the filter sponge...took it apart into a bowl of tank water, and he was still alive!...cleaned the sponge and put the filter back in.

    Dug around the house, could not find anything suitable to use as a pre-filter, so I had an idea....took one section of the pick-up tube, sealed off the intake slots with "man's best friend" (duct tape), then got out the drill and put a bunch of holes in that tube...it looked like Swiss cheese when I was done (small holes, maybe 1/16")....filed down the flashing of plastic the drilling made...cleaned it up real good, and put it back on the filter...water flow is as good as ever, maybe better from what I could tell...then put that tough little RCS back in the tank.

    NOW I think I'm ready for my shipment of RCS from korith that is scheduled to arrive tomorrow
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    very creative. My only concern would be the adhesive on the tape. Does anyone know if there's anything that could be released into the water that would harm the fish?

    Edit: I just did a google search about whether or not the adhesive in duct tape is toxic. I got mixed information. Many say it is and to never use it in your tank. Some say it's not. So I don't know ... to be on the safe side, I believe I'd get it out of there until someone here weighs in on whether or not they've used it and what their experience was.

    If you can't find any tulle or netting or any sponge with larger holes, what about cheese clothe? Or even a cotton sock?
    sorry.
    Last edited by fishmommie; 06-05-2013 at 04:37 PM.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  9. #499

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    Thanks fishmommie...did not even consider the adhesive on the tape, but as long as the tape holds, there is no adhesive exposed....what I REALLY would like to have tried was cutting the slotted end of the tube totally off, and plugging the resulting open end with a cork or something...but could not come up with a good idea for a plug

    Like the nylon hose situation, I am hesitant to put anything over the slotted end, because it seemed to clog and tax the pump within a day or two...those platys put out a lot of poo
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

  10. #500

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    The AC sponge over the filter in take works really well. You're shrimp may even feed off of the sponge in time. An open cell sponge will work as long as there are no contaminates in it. The AC sponges, as we already know, are completely safe though.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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