03-12-2010, 05:20 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Modesto, CA
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| | Re: Filter for my shrimp colony?
Originally Posted by jestep
I use a HOB filter with a sponge pre-filter in my shrimp and my fry raising tanks. The Filter-Max pre filters attach to just about any intake, and work great for keeping fish and shrimp out of the filter intake. I would go with the medium sized one for a 10g tank.
I have the same setup. I bought a small square filter media sponge that is normally used for small HOB filters, and cut it down to shape. A simple cut in the "top" of the sponge, and slipping it over the HOB intake is all that is needed. When it comes time to clean the filter, I remove the sponge over the intake, and squeeze it in tank water to clean.
Edit: I tried using filter floss, pantyhose, and some other small screening material over the intake, but they clogged quickly...thus inhibiting enough water from entering the filter.