filter screens to shrimp proof

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hi
my tanks have internal filters. the tank that i had hoped to use to keep a few freshwater shrimp has a Cascade 600. the filter screens for sale are for cylindrical tubes.
not sure if that filter would even function properly with a mesh covering?
i could use an algae eater in that tank.
should i ( in addition to regular cleaning)
use my pleco or large amano shrimp?
my local- and only pet store in this area- petco doesn’t have either amano or any freshwater shrimp in stock. their shipment never came in this week. they don’t carry filter mesh screens.
i tend to let my OCD get stuck on an idea😞
be honest- should i just forget the shrimp idea completely just because i don’t have the proper set up. and too expensive re-do the tank to be shrimp safe.
thanks.
 

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Hi there :)
Depends on shrimp size but you could use a small piece of well extended (women) thin stockings fixed with an elestic band. It works nicely.
 
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Hi there :)
Depends on shrimp size but you could use a small piece of well extended (women) thin stockings fixed with an elestic band. It works nicely.
ok thanks. might work. :)
 

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I mean this post does not explain the tank size m, water parameters or tank mates.

So without that crucial information I would advise that it is probably OK (IE women mesh)
 

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Besides wider mesh tights, we have things called kettles here in Blighty and most, if not all, come with a filtering mesh, covering the inside of the spout.
Whilst intended to filter out any limestone deposits from hard water areas, they also work a treat for filtering filter intakes.
 

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Not "might" or "probably". It DOES WORK :) even shrimp larvae aren't sucked in.
 
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I mean this post does not explain the tank size m, water parameters or tank mates.

So without that crucial information I would advise that it is probably OK (IE women mesh)
hi- the tank is 30 gallon high, there are3 rainbow darters adult size will be 2-21/2”, 3 least darters- adult size 1 1/2” and one blue spotted sunfish 3yrs old mature size 2 1/2”.
 
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hi- the tank is 30 gallon high, there are3 rainbow darters adult size will be 2-21/2”, 3 least darters- adult size 1 1/2” and one blue spotted sunfish 3yrs old mature size 2 1/2”.
i ordered 2 large amano shrimp and a sponge filter. haven’t seen the red cherry shrimp for awhile :(
 

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