cleany cleany
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Fry nursery #1
Hi all,

I set up a fry nursery today, using a smaller tank, a heater and a small sponge filter with some media from the main tank. The only thing is the fry got sucked in to the filter. Even the smallest filter is too strong for them.

Any ideas?

Cleany
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Re: Fry nursery #2
Hi cleany, fry can be sucked into a filter very easily try putting either a pop sock or a stocking over the grill the water is pulled into, im not sure how easily this can be achieved but you have to sieve the water being pulled into the filter - the fry...if that makes sense.
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Re: Fry nursery #3
strech a tight over the filter, this is a easy way to prevent fry sucktion
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Re: Fry nursery #4
You are better making a filter with an airline and some filter sponge.
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Re: Fry nursery #5
An inexpensive air driven sponge filter run by a low power air pump is good for fry.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Aquarium-Fish-T ... plies&hash=item3f08413358

This sort of thing.

You will actually find the fry graze on matter which has become attached to the sponge, which does no harm, they can find bits of food that didnt get eaten.
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Re: Fry nursery #6
surface area is what matters on sponge filters so i would go for a square one
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Re: Fry nursery #7
Yeah sponge filters are the way forwards

Its so strange my fry live next to the filter but never get sucked in
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