Pantyhose problem Question

  1. Dez The Betta

    Dez The Betta Member Member

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    Well I put pantyhose around my filter so my fry would stop getting sucked up but now barely any water is going though and the water is cloudy. What do I do now?
     

  2. tommy jr.

    tommy jr. Member Member

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    I usually use very fine netting material (can be bought at your local fabric store) instead of nylon stockings.
    I find it keeps the fish from getting sucked up but still allows for good flow rate.
    If you can't find it another option is to sacrifice a fine mesh fish / aquarium net.

    Hope this helps.
     

  3. Cichlidnut

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

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    I buy bulk filter pad. It's the blue filter material on filter cartridges, just no cartridge. I cut that to fit my intake and then tie it on with fishing line. Water moves good through it and seems to work well for me. Also gives your bacteria another place to colonize. A big bag cost me $6 at petco.
     
  4. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

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    Maybe you could switch to "fishnet" stockings and a garder!:)

    Or maybe you could just get a media bag and put it over the intake.
     
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    Dez The Betta

    Dez The Betta Member Member

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    Fish net sounds good my brother has one that he hasn't used. Thanks!
     
  6. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    Good morning,

    You can also use a filter sponge, slice an X in the sponge and slide it over the intake tube. Aqua Clear sponges are good for this.

    Ken
     

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