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binaryjripper 12-31-2007 05:49 PM

Help with Killer Powerhead
Ok so my Aquaclear powerhead sucked my snail and one of my fish. I thought it couldn't do this. How can I stop this from happening?

Is there a mod I can do to it?

herefishy 12-31-2007 08:35 PM

Wrap a piece of nylon panty hose around the intake of the filter. Should do the trick.

caferacermike 12-31-2007 11:16 PM

Keep in mind that a healthy/strong fish won't generally get caught by a powerhead. Try protecting it with some foam, cloth, or you could make a screen from cross stitch plastic. You can get it at Walmart for about $3. Zip tie in a large diameter circle around the intake.

I've never lost a fish to my Tunze 6080 pumps, these run 2,400GPH. That's a lot of flow compared to most any 600GPH.

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