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Old 09-05-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
 
Filter piece missing

So a friend called me yesterday telling me that he had come home from work and one of his fish got sucked into the filter pipe and died beacuse he lost the piece that covers the pipe while moving. Any ideas as to what to put up to cover the pipe, I thought styrofoam over it but I'm concerned the fish would eat it and die. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
 
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What kind of filter is it?
For most filters, you can find replacement parts on line.

I would attach a filter media bag over the opening for now. The holes in the media bags are large enough that it will not restrict the intake much.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
 
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You can also try attaching a piece of panty hose around it too. I think if you take a nylon knee high and used the "toe" part you can fit it over the tube, rubber band it into place until you get a new cover.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #4
 
It's a Whisper pf 5-15, i would've never thought to use panty hose.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:25 AM   #5
 
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Panty hose, with the holes being so small, can start to clog quickly. Take it off every couple days to wash it.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
 
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just go to lowes home depot or wherever get some screen door type stuff cut it to size and band it around the pipe and presto.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:22 AM   #7
 
You can get nylon paint strainer bags at lowes for just a few bucks, they work great for a lot of things like media bags. They have 1 and 5 gallon versions.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:46 AM   #8
 
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I'd definitely look for a replacement part online. Most of these suggestions will work until then. I'd definitely caution against not getting the replacement part though. The strainer significantly reduces the suction on a fish who strays too close to the filter.
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