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  1. #1

    Question Fiberglass screening ok over the filter intake when breeding- fry?


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    Just put some black screen (fiberglass kind) over the filter intake to keep any babies from being sucked up? is this aquarium safe?

    forgot to mention the platys are very pregnant and I was hoping to maybe see some fry this time. I have lots of floating plants in there too.
    Allergic to all things furry.

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    Hello?
    Allergic to all things furry.

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    My day old cichlid fry are able to stay clear of the filter intake, and I have some pretty strong currents in my tanks. I don't think it's necessary, but if it will help you sleep better....
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    ok. Thanks!
    Allergic to all things furry.

  5. #5

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    If you are really concerned, just get an aquaclear 50 sponge for $1 at petsmart. You can cut it in half, and then cut an X in it and put it over the filter intake. Doing this, if you ever needed to start a new tank, you can just take that foam prefilter off and put it in the filter of the new/quarantine/hospital tank for a quick cycle. Since you cut the foam block in half, you can replace it. The benefit of this is that if you have a problem in the quarantine tank, you may not want to put that media back in the main tank. So, with the backup in place, you can just toss the sponge in the event of a problem.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

  6. #6

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    Ok I have that. I also have many aquaclear 30 filter sponges. Cool. Thanks for the tip!
    Allergic to all things furry.

  7. #7

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    Pantyhose also works in a pinch.

    Well rinsed of course.
    Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?

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