01-11-2010, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
I donno why you're after one; or better what it is your trying to achieve there. Assuming nyou wanna stop leaf cluttering your canister....you can either strap a sinple peice of pantyhose over your intake. Or next time you're at the petstore, just get one of the replacement sponges for sponge filters (they're round about 2" dia and come in various length) and strap it over the intake. Like the sponges for my sponge filter are like 3 bucks or something like that.
Either case is cheaper the the Eheim attachment and does the same trick (if that's what you wanna achieve anyway lol)
Hi Angel, I did look into that.....replacement sponges, but could not find the right size. They were really limited on sponges. Drive me nuts on the lack of supplies in this area.
The only reason why I started to look into this is because when I was feeding the 55 gallon to cycle it fishless, a lot more food gets taken up because nothing is eating it. I did not want to overload my canister so quickly when trying to cycle. Now that there are fish in there (the ones I had to take out of my daughter's tank from an ammonia spike) it is not as important. I have heard of people doing this anyway, to keep some of the load off the canister sponge. The only time that there would be more going in when the tank in inhabited, would be when things are moved around....plantint plants, or if fake plants are used (taking them out to clean and putting them back in) can cause some stir up which I hate. I never even thought about putting a pre-filter on the intake tube in the past. The only reason I began to think about it was because I was going to cycle fishless and I saw some pictures on here where others had a prefilter and read about it.
It is not a big deal right now. If I ever do find the right thing, I will consider it then. Thanks again!
Last edited by HollyinWA; 01-11-2010 at 02:27 PM..