Everytime I am cleaning my tank, I notice that the external filter's intake is clogged with debri. If I take off the intake the water flow stops and all the debris goes floating all over the tank. Does anyone have an idea/experience on how to clean out the intake hose without getting debrI all over the tank? Once it is trapped it seems kind of stupid for it to go floating all over the place again.
P.S. The picture with the intake is the one with the Rainbow Cichlid in it. And for those of you that say I shouldn't have and African in with S. American, he was getting beat up in the other tank. He is perfectly happy here. The other two pictures are for fun.