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Old 01-29-2015, 11:03 PM   #1
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Closing up holes

So it was pointed out to me that a small snowflake eel I am QTing can fit through an incredibly narrow space. The dilemma I'm facing is that I believe I have a hole which it can fit through.



How would you guys close it up?
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Put some mesh over it?


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I was thinking plastic canvas.. but wouldn't that just look horrible? Would coralline even encrust on it?
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I was thinking plastic canvas.. but wouldn't that just look horrible? Would coralline even encrust on it?

It would look ugly for a bit. Coralline encrusts everything...it takes no prisoners. But hey ugly vs losing your eel in the overflow box???


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Mesh Mesh Mesh. If you buy clear mesh you wont notice it as much and its super cheap and durable. It will certainly get the job done!
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How about a piece of black plastic? You aren't going to miss that little hole. Glue it in as if you were gluing a frag to a rock. No sweat.
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When I had an eel for a short period of time, I cut up the cone that I had from when my dog got fixed and duct taped it over all the holes.
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When I had an eel for a short period of time, I cut up the cone that I had from when my dog got fixed and duct taped it over all the holes.
Are you talking about the duct tape being submerged in the water? Or just covering holes in the lids?

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How about a piece of black plastic? You aren't going to miss that little hole. Glue it in as if you were gluing a frag to a rock. No sweat.
That's a good point. I've been trying unsuccessfully to get that GSP to attach to the overflow. I was expecting the holes to be plugged anyways. I think I might give that a shot.
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Holes in lids. Though, the same could be applied with superglue rather than duct tape in such a manner for an underwater issue. Some beat up and easily replaced Tupperware containers could easily be cut up if needed, as you know they are also food safe.
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Closing up holes

There are many ways to tighten up the top, but as mentioned, it needs doing. Snowflakes, as well as long nosed hawk fish, are almost impossible to keep long term without a escape proof top, as they are super accurate jumpers.


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