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I plan on putting some RCS in my 10 gal and have HOB filter on it. I was wondering to put on the intake part that is the tank as I dont want it to suck up the shrimp thanks.
 

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so you dont put anything like a sponge over that part I thought I saw where people put something over that.
 

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I've seen people use a coarse sponge and tie/wrap it around the intake. Never tried it (don't have shrimp) .
 

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I found some sponges at petco with a hole in them that fit the intake perfect.
Yeah I have been looking at petsmart for something like that but no luck Thanks for the suggestions. Think I may wrap something around like until i get the prefilter thing
 

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I haven't had a problem with my ghost shrimps getting sucked into the filter (150gph). Not sure if this helps or not.
 

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Hi new2plnts,
I had a problem finding the sponges too when I first started too until someone suggested I Google Shopping for "Sponge Prefilter". The filters are available for different size tubes so it helps to know the diameter of the tubing you need to cover.
 

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I never really worried about it. They seem to like it in there! In fact, I pulled many from my Eheims that were far to large to have been sucked in through the strainer. I'd just dump them back in the tank when cleaning the filter.
 

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Maybe I will try it without for a while and see what happens and if need them get the ones from big als or Drsfosterandsmith. Thanks for all the suggestions
 

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Yeah I have been looking at petsmart for something like that but no luck Thanks for the suggestions. Think I may wrap something around like until i get the prefilter thing
Look in the turtle section and there is a replacement sponge for the AZOO 501 canister filter that will fit the intake tube of most any filter.
 
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