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Fry getting sucked in the filter?
Old 02-14-2010, 04:55 AM   #1
 
Fry getting sucked in the filter?

out of the last batch of black molly fries which i had one of them is left and it usually gets stuck in my sponge filter. My sponge filter sucks water from the lower half and then throws it from the upper half and my fry gets sucked whenever it comes near so please tell me what should i do as i dont have any extra tank. I just have one tank of 15 gallon, thats all.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:40 AM   #2
 
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This seems impossible. I've used Hydor sponges for my goldfish fry with no issues although I lost several to the %$*^* dragonfly nymphs. In my experience, livebearer fry should not be sucked by sponge filters. It's why we recommend sponge filters for breeding and rearing tanks.

Any shots of the sponge filter you are using? How about using a HOB filter while the intake is wrapped in sponge?
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:21 AM   #3
 
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This seems impossible. I've used Hydor sponges for my goldfish fry with no issues although I lost several to the %$*^* dragonfly nymphs. In my experience, livebearer fry should not be sucked by sponge filters. It's why we recommend sponge filters for breeding and rearing tanks.

Any shots of the sponge filter you are using? How about using a HOB filter while the intake is wrapped in sponge?
Here are a few photos of my filter:











Considering the photos please suggest me what should i do
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
 
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That doesn't look like a traditional sponge filter to me... and it says "power filter" on top... although it does have similarities... the sponge filters I have seen used air pumps.... That one sucks the water in through the sponge and spits it out on top. What you can do is take some netting or pantyhose and cover up the bottom portion of the filter where the intake holes are. And wrap some string around it to keep it on.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:44 AM   #5
 
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That doesn't look like a traditional sponge filter to me... and it says "power filter" on top... although it does have similarities... the sponge filters I have seen used air pumps.... That one sucks the water in through the sponge and spits it out on top. What you can do is take some netting or pantyhose and cover up the bottom portion of the filter where the intake holes are. And wrap some string around it to keep it on.
If i do this then the filter will not suck water in and this will not allow any filtration to occur so i think then it would be better to remove the filter. Please correct me if i am wrong and please give me more suggestions.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:49 AM   #6
 
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Internal filters. Switch your filter to Hydor sponge and connect with an airpump.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:02 AM   #7
 
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Internal filters. Switch your filter to Hydor sponge and connect with an airpump.
Sir i didnt get you. What do you mean by a Hydor Sponge and what Internal filter?
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:17 AM   #8
 
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the filter you have on your pics are internal filters because there inside the tank ....im sure someone can show you a pic of a sponge filter or look it up on google :):):)
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:45 AM   #9
 
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the filter you have on your pics are internal filters because there inside the tank ....im sure someone can show you a pic of a sponge filter or look it up on google :):):)
Ah thanks i got it now but now i dont understand what should i do becuase if i cover the part where the water is being sucked then the filter will not being working properly.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:30 AM   #10
 
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Pantyhose will offer no resistance to your intake, but they will save your fish because they will not be able to be sucked into the filter. Just check on the filter regularily and turn it off for a few seconds if there's a fish stuck to it.
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