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Old 12-02-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Clowns

Is it normal for a clown fish to jump out of the tank! Mine did and now it's dead. I have no lid on my tank. Should I put one on it?
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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They will jump occasionally. It's advisable to get a lid of some sort. It's easy to make a very effective one with materials for a window screen.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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You're not alone. I had a nice (and expensive) pair of clowns and I came home to one of them carpet surfing. Took me a few months to mate the remaining again. I'm still going screen less but it's a good idea to get one. It's all about the chance you're willing to take
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Gutted for you. Trouble is I can't put a lid on as my lights clip to the sides.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:47 PM   #5
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You can use egg crate and just cut it where your lights attach.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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Yes I may try that. Or I was thinking of some clear plastic sheet. Not sure if lights will penetrate it though
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #7
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Check this link out. http://reeftools.com/nn/how-to-build...for-your-tank/
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #8
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i built 3 separate window screens for my 125. best thing ive done in terms of fish safety. even when im awy for weekends i know that the fish are nice and safe INSIDE the water....not rogue carpet surfing or getting tossed around like a toy by my cat.
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Cool thanks for the link
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