How to keep sand out of filters?

Discussion in 'Freshwater' started by CarpCharacin, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I have Black Diamond blasting sand in my 75 gallon tank, and it keeps getting in the filters and stopping the pumps. It's already destroyed one AquaClear 110, and it keeps getting in my Aqueon 55/75, even though I've put foam over the intake. What do you suggest I use? I have a new AquaClear 110 coming in the mail today, and I don't want sand getting in it.
     
  2. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I zip tied some nylon from a stocking over the filter intakes, hopefully that keeps the sand out.
     
  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Ugh, after a few minutes, the flow of the filter slowed to a trickle, but if I unplug it and plug it back in, it starts working again. I'm not sure what the problem is.
     

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