05-27-2010, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by rsheets
I did a search to see if anyone had a solution for this but didn't find any yet. Some of my fish are getting into my sump. I had some loaches end up in there, but have also had some small fish like neons and endlers wind up in the sump area. I put a screen over the top intake area but I also have a middle intake and a bottom intake area. I blocked off the middle and bottom one so that it only takes water off the top, but that makes the water level a little too high. So, I need a solution to be able to filter the bottom and middle intakes so fish can't get in there. I still want it to look good though. While it's running it would be no problem to keep a small screen on the intakes but when I turn the filters off to feed them I think the screens would fall down or maybe even float.
I'm gona put this in the salt water section too, just because I know the over flow thing is mainly a salt water thing.
I would try using cheesecloth, just cut out a section big enough, wrap it around the intake, and secure it with zip ties or fishing line or something.
Sometimes the cheesecloth still has kind of big gaps though, so you might want to double layer it depending on your smallest fish.