sponge fry 55 Gallon Tank 

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my molly fry are almost too big for the net breeder and i was wonderin if i could attach a sponge to the intake of my power 60 if so what's the best way i was thinkin like filter foam the black stuff
 

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You can get a filter sponge, cut a slit in it (not all the way through) and slide it on like a sleeve.
 

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regular filter floss works too, i think it's also called quilting batting material.

just wrap it around the intake tube and affix with a twist tie or zip tie or rubber band.
 

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I've had the quilting batting clog when I wrapped it around the intakes. I'd have to shake them daily or else the filter suction really suffered. I had it in a single layer, too. I will say that the two tanks are planted so there's more gunk floating around. I have had great success with the sponges.

-Lisa
 

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A cheap car wash sponge cut to a small size with a slit in (like Lucy said) works great for making those filters fry safe
 

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I got biosponge stuff from petco for 2$ and i cut a hole in it and slipped it over the intake. It works wonderfully. You could also try pantyhose but it is better to have something with bulk so they are unable to get close enough to the actual intake to be pinned on by the current. perhaps pantyhose, then filter floss, then pantyhose again?
 
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I found pantyhose to get sucked too tight with the suction of the intake almost stopping the wter flow from the out take.
 

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i have found the cheap yellow car wash sponges get sucked too tight as well. It practically stopped my 55's intake, and that was an aquis 700 canister.

Black filter sponges work very well though, as suggested above.
 
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petco to grt a filter sponge it is thank you u have all been helpful as always
 

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I've also used the aquaclear sponges. Simple to clean but they are white so they get dingy looking. Glad you found what you needed!
 
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