Stockings on filter in take...?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by fallonrhea, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. f

    fallonrhea Valued Member Member

    So I put stockings (like dress tights) on the filter intake so my ghost shrimp don't get sucked in the filter. The problem is the current is so slow from the build up on the stockings. There is some water dripping out but I'm worried it won't work properly. Should i remove the stocking? Can I just poke some small holes in them? Am I doing it wrong? Haha. Any advice would be helpful. :)

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    @Anders247 would you know anything about this perhaps?

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  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    You can use a sponge prefilter instead....
     
  3. JoyToTheFishes

    JoyToTheFishes Valued Member Member

    I have been wondering the same thing, mind you.. I do have a sponge filter instead, lol

    But, don't they usually mean more like nylon types than actual tights? Something with a looser mesh than cotton tights anyways?

    Or am I possibly messing up my fashion?
     
  4. OP
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    fallonrhea Valued Member Member

    I don't have the finances to go out and buy more equipment. I do want the current to slow down a bit but I'm not sure if this is making it so my filter isn't even working the way it needs to.

    The tights, or whatever I'm using, are a pretty loose mesh. I do t think they're stretched out enough though. Maybe that's my issue. I shall try using less of the fabric I suppose.

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  5. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    How about using this instead?  
    Its easy to clean just turn of the filter and rinse in some old tank water. And when i used it didnt really effect to flow of the filter.
     
  6. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    I have the same ones and they're great. Sometimes I don't even have to clean it because my guppies/shrimp come over and nibble on the leftover food/waste. And they're pretty affordable too.
     
  7. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    Exactly, my fish fry will do the same think they will nibble on the food stuck to it.
     
  8. OP
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    fallonrhea Valued Member Member

    That's what I'm trying to make. I remade it so I will see how it does. Thanks guys!

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  9. f2002

    f2002 Valued Member Member

    I have a sponge pre filter and basically all my cherry shrimps hang out there eating the dead plant debris. They love it there.
     




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