Floating plants and filter inlet

Monkfish

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I'm looking to add some floating plants to my tank for some shade, and wondered how I would stop them all being sucked in to my filter inlet?

I have a River Reef 48 with the filter built in to the back of the tank. I've attached a picture to show the comb bit at the back left (not actually my tank) where I fear all the plants would end up as the flow would push them the way.

Do others have a problem with the plants ending up in a group on the opposite side to the filter outlet?
 

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Konsa

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Hi
I use fishing line just under the water surface attached to suction cups on side panels.
Regards Konsa
 

zozo

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And or give this a go.. :)
http://www.aquadepot-europe.com/brands/innovative-marine/aqua-gadgets/fish-guard-2pk-desktop/a-196/

http://www.aquadepot-europe.com/brands/innovative-marine/aqua-gadgets/fish-guard-2pk/a-198/

They fit 4mm panel size.. If you have 6mm you need to cut a strip off and glue it back at 6mm. It's PVC i did weld it back together with a solvent. Works pretty good.

Than you have to cut allong the red arrow and glue it back at the green arrow.. Makes it fit 6mm excact.
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You also could go for a rooted floater, Nymphaea. Nympoides or Hydrocleyes. Rooted floaters can also retain free floaters. An other nice free floater growing like a rope in long strains is Hygroriza aristata.. :) This plant can be used as a retaining line tying a short piece of thread at each end to a suction cup.

Instead of suction cups.. This might be an idea.
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https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/what-do-you-do-with-scrap-acrylic.42186/
 
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