I did something very similar. Works great!
lol. Also a round sponge pre-filter fits nicely in the intake tube. Like the ones seen HEREI thought about hose, but my girlfriend has been very patient with my aquarium hobby. I shouldn't push the limits by raiding her drawers!
hah that's hilarious. Neat trick. Simple thing but its effective no doubt.I take a rubber band and a pair of my GF's pantyhose. She gets mad but then I just buy here new ones.