Originally Posted by Tigris
Would one box worth full up a plenn-plax filter?
Debating still though if it is worth the precaution.
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I don't know about Penn-Plax filters (HOB) but with my Aquaclear the input hits the impeller (motor) first, so anything inside the media basket would come after the motor. If that's the case, you could google quick filter and maybe powerhead and see if you could use one of those.
I used to use a spare Aquaclear sponge and cut an x leingthwise to halfway down. I think that would work with sand, but I think it would tend to hold onto the sand. It doesn't sound like you're the only one who wants to do this...