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Sand is ruining my hang over the back filter

11 years 11 months ago #14044 by kali

it is the fish spits sand in it

i'll bet its doesn't happend everytimes....my fish pick up sand here and there but never spits it out right at the intake tube ( 4in off the sand)

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11 years 11 months ago #13247 by cichlidluv
what filter?  Luv Dory  who?

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11 years 11 months ago #13245 by TankOfEden
"He's just digging not purposely trying to destroy your filters."


Don't be so sure...Didn't you ever see the movie "Nemo"?

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12 years 1 day ago #13109 by Kegger22

( I guess being a millionaire just isn't in the cards for me huh?) ;D


if you get dealt a good hand you know where to find me ;D

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12 years 1 day ago #13107 by dragonkeeper

( I guess being a millionaire just isn't in the cards for me huh?) ;D


You aren't the only one. You are not alone.

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12 years 1 day ago #13106 by cichlidluv
Thank you very much I will try the sponge.  I have plenty of them around here.  And yes the fish goes up to the top of the water and spits sand.  I know it isn't purposely out to destroy my filters even though it's hard not to think there is some kind of revenge going on but I'm grateful for all of everyones help. That sleeve I made I really thought I might have something going... ( I guess being a millionaire just isn't in the cards for me huh?) ;D

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12 years 1 day ago #13104 by aquaticclarity
I've had this problem as well-not directly due to a fish putting the sand in the filter-but the results of a stopped filter were the same.  The Aquaclear sponges work well once you get the hole in them.  I use Pondmaster /Magdrive intake sponges (both the small round ones and the larger rectagle size).  The already come with holes in them.  The only modification needed is on the larger sponges.  If you just put them right over the filter intake they pushed the intake tube out beacuse the sponge is to thick to fit between the glass the the intake tube.  I quick cut on the table saw/band saw/ or the like to shave off a little of the sponge takes care of that problem though.

Jeff

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12 years 1 day ago #13103 by dragonkeeper
Cover the intake with a chunk of filter sponge from an Aqua Clear. This should solve the problem. Also raising the intake of the bottom with help too. Fish is not going to take a mouthful of sand all the way up to the top. He's just digging not purposely trying to destroy your filters.

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12 years 2 days ago #13101 by cichlidluv
thanks ....I'd like to keep the fish though....oh well thanks for trying to assist.

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12 years 2 days ago #13100 by rm-slover
Get rid of the fish.

Hide the intake with rockwork.

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