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JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby Brmst40 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:56 pm

My JD's have spawned again. Quick question, I have never done this, but have heard that people do. Should I wrap something around the intake filter to make sure the babies don't get sucked up? I have 2 Bio Wheel 400's in my 70 gallon tank.

JD Fry with pappa
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Re: JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby Boldstone » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:35 pm

Yes as long as it's something mesh like...I usually use the mesh from an old net. However watch your filter, sometimes it will slow down the filtration.
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Re: JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby JKnPA » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:52 am

[quote="Brmst40"]My JD's have spawned again. Quick question, I have never done this, but have heard that people do. Should I wrap something around the intake filter to make sure the babies don't get sucked up? I have 2 Bio Wheel 400's in my 70 gallon tank.
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I bought something similar to this at my 'LFS"....... price was right ! :roll:
http://www.amazon.com/Pre-Filter-Sponge ... supplies_1
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Re: JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby Brmst40 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:46 pm

JKNPA thanks man. Quick question. What type of filter do you have. I read product reviews and it seems like they are designed for smaller HOB filters.
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Re: JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby JKnPA » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:07 pm

Brmst40 wrote:JKNPA thanks man. Quick question. What type of filter do you have. I read product reviews and it seems like they are designed for smaller HOB filters.


I am using the Fluval C Series filters. They have 5 stages of filtration, but my tanks are much smaller than your 70gal. See link below...................
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=23671
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Re: JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby decepticonpaul » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:58 am

can you post a pic of your tank?
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Re: JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby JKnPA » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:04 am

decepticonpaul wrote:can you post a pic of your tank?


Yes........... Both my breeding tanks are 20 gallon tanks. This one is 20gal. High, the other tank is 20gal.long.
Just using two flowerpots and one flat rock.
* The Yellow sponge ( pre-filter ) is seen on the intake tube !
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e83/J ... G_1472.jpg
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Re: JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby bluejack23 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:58 pm

I just switched from filter pads around the intake to fine net material and love it so far. I want to downsize my breeding tank but im scared anything less than the current 75 will get the female killed
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Re: JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby JKnPA » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:57 pm

bluejack23 wrote:I just switched from filter pads around the intake to fine net material and love it so far. I want to downsize my breeding tank but im scared anything less than the current 75 will get the female killed

BJ,
I just moved my #1 Male from the tank because he now spends most of his time hiding in the corner behind a flowerpot. I haven't seen any aggression on his part ; just the opposite. I took him out because he seems to be upseting my Female and the rest of the tank.
My #2 Male is sharing duties with my other female; so I haven't seen any aggression there as yet.
If i see any............ I will move him too !
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Re: JD Fry (Pic) - Filter Question

Postby bluejack23 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:05 pm

I had to move my #1 female to my community mixed 75. It sucks because when I found her all beat up there were eggs on her rock. The male has tirn fins also (maybe from chasing).
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