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post #1 of 2 Old 01-03-2012, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cory Cat eggs+ eheim 2217= problem?

Hey guys, I just got a eheim 2217 classic filter, and lo and behold I noticed a few batches of cory cat eggs. I just lost 1 cory cat to the intake tube *which is now covered, as it happened JUST as I found a matching strainer >_<* I am a little worried as even with the intake strainer cover, the flow is still strong and I have attempted to do my best to cover up most of the strainer with some java moss to help prevent anything else from getting sucked up into it. I am really worried for the cory cat fry, and was wondering what else can I do to help prevent them from getting sucked up into the filter? Thanks!
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post #2 of 2 Old 01-04-2012, 04:28 PM
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If you end up with fry, they will likely end up in the filter.
One possible solution would be to use a large filter sponge over the Eheim intake. You can purchase large filter-material sponges that you can customize. The main problem there is you really do not want to let the sponge clog up and restrict your Eheim's water flow.

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*560 gallons (2120 liters) in 5 tanks -> you do the math.
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