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Hey Brian - I took an Aqua Clear Sponge and put it over the filter intake. For further protection I put a nylon (from a .99 Cent store) over it.

There are filters you can buy to put on the intake but they're kinda of pricey.
 

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The only problem with the prefilters or panty hose etc, at least in my tank, is that they gradually fill up with detritus which impairs the water circulation. It's also a mess when you turn off your pump to clean it as everything dumps back into your tank. When I have something over my intake I typically have to clean it once every week or two or the water flow slows to a trickle.
Same here. What I do with my Aqua Clear is I leave the filter running, lift the tube and when the prefilter breaks the surface I scoop it with a white/fine net. Some pieces fall off but I usually get most of it.

Prefilters are a PITA but a necessity when you have shrimplets.
 
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