09-26-2010, 01:04 AM #1
Ridiculous question but asking away
Here's the deal. Tanks come with two filter things at the end of the tube: a long vent and a smaller vent cap. My filter supposedly cycles 1000 lt/hr. I've always used the longer one thinking more water will get sucked faster which was good.
Now that my angels are starting the breed in addition to the corydudes, and considering I found Lucky inside the filter after 5 weeks, I don't want any fry getting sucked up again.
Yeah yeah, put a panty hose over it.
Don't want to.
What if I swap the longer bit for the smaller one? It only has a few vent holes for drawing in water. Fry won't get pulled in. My question: will this affect how much water is cycled per hour too?
09-26-2010, 01:22 AM #2
Put filter floss in the end of the filter tube or put sponge around it. no matter what you do your going to get roughly the same suction
if i understood the question properly that is.16 tanks and counting
The more i look at your tank the more i want your tank in my tank!
09-26-2010, 01:34 AM #3
A piece of sponge over intake?
09-26-2010, 06:45 AM #4
Let me clarify: will swapping the larger filter tip for the smaller one allow the same amount of water suction (1000lt/hr)?
09-26-2010, 01:29 PM #5
yes. should just trap larger particles.
09-26-2010, 02:01 PM #6
09-28-2010, 11:34 AM #7
Yeah, that still happened with my failed attempt at cardinal tetras last year. But so long as the same amount of water is still being pulled into the filter as the larger pipe end would than it's ok.