Cover Intake Fluval Canistef How Do I

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Esli, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Esli

    EsliValued MemberMember

    Hi guys, I had a bad experience with hatchets getting stuck on one of my marineland filters a while back ago, but I now have a new tank with 2 Fluval 406 canisters.
    I don't think they make anything to cover the tips on the intake. Does anyone have any recommendations?
    I dont want any of my fish to ever get stuck like that again.
    Will I be okay ? I know many people say fish should generally never get stuck unless they're sick and weak.
  2. AquaticJ

    AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    pre-filter sponges.
  3. 83jaseValued MemberMember

    I've been looking as well looks like a home made job due to size of the inlet cage

  4. Rikel1

    Rikel1New MemberMember

    I took an air filter sponge and cut it to size. Then attached it with zip ties.
  5. 83jaseValued MemberMember

    I was thinking pond pre filter as it very course won't block flow but won't suck up any critters and trim it to suit shape and size. Can you post a pic for idea for op and myself thanks
  6. OP

    EsliValued MemberMember

    Thanks guys! Hopefully I find one that fits the intake if not a DIY it is.
  7. 83jaseValued MemberMember

    In Australia esli I've had no luck so far other filters no problems can find me filters looking like a DIY job
  8. Rikel1

    Rikel1New MemberMember

    I have these on the intake of all my filters.

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  9. 83jaseValued MemberMember

    Ah yes I'm with you now looks like a good easy option for esli and myself thanks alot
  10. OP

    EsliValued MemberMember

    Going to try that! Thanks!!
  11. 83jaseValued MemberMember

    Yep I'm onto that aswell was hoping for a neat fit that's made to go there but fluval falls we don't need it. But if it's works why not. another thought wonder if we could get the foam use super glue of another fish safe solvent won't melt the foam to form perfect shape all else fails zip ties for the win :)

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