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Old 10-09-2008, 01:13 AM
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I have seen 'baby savers' advertized to go over the intake of a off the back filter; these are basically foam sleeves that slide over the intake to keep large particles and fry out of the filter unit.

My idea is to take some used ladies nylons and make my own sleeve by cutting a square four inches by four inches and then tying it on to the intake with fishing line.

Would there be any drawbacks to using nylons (i.e. chemicals in them that would hurt the fish)?

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:35 AM
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I used rubber bands to hold a folded foam pad in place, I don't see why they wouldn't work on your nylon covers. The nylon stockings work well in the aquarium for all sort of things.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:24 AM
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thanks, Dano, that would be easier than tying the nylon squares to the intake tube.

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Old 10-11-2008, 11:55 PM
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Thank you again, Dano. Your idea about me using rubber bands worked very well, and was very easy. I now have a pre-filter on each pickup tube for the off the back filters in both ten gallon tanks. I am especially glad of this as I think my female sword is pregnant based on her shape and size and I know if she gives birth when I am at work that I won't lose fry to the filter.

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Old 10-12-2008, 03:39 AM
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Are there plenty of hiding places for the fry? Leafy plants and such.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:04 AM
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Yes there are Dano. Water wisteria, Anubis, and hornwort. A cave and a hollowed out snag (plastic tree/log/root ball combo. Also I have a breeder box to put them in to separate them from the adults until they get some size.

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Old 10-12-2008, 05:25 AM
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Looks like you are ready then
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i have used the pantyhose on my filter intake in my baby tank.you have to clean it often but it workds really well. and i used the rubber bands..i finally took it off a few days ago since all my babies ahve grown up and moved to bigger tanks of thier own.
 


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