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Old 09-30-2009, 12:01 AM   #11
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when the timer shuts the power off, it has a tendency to startle fish. if your fish happened to be near the opening when the light went off, it could have easily been the cause.
as melosu58 said, there are many reasons it could have happened. best bet is to cover any holes in your lid to prevent future jumpers. sorry for your loss.
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I'm sorry about your loss and a suggestion... I used those fluorescent box plastic grids to cover my tank. They are cheap and easy to cut (with hot knife) in the right shape around filters and wires.
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I believe tht opy is refering to "eggcrate" and is found in the hardware stores.
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Yes, thank you guys - Thin Cat and Exodon King - that's it!
And I cut a plastic (bath curtain) in the same shape to put over the grid to control the evaporation.

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Yeah, I have a ton of the stuff lying around.

Oh, and if anyone is looking for this stuff, its 'eggcrate' lighting diffuser. You can usually find it in the commercial lighting section of your local hardware store. Near the ballasts and fluorescent fixtures.
Sorry to disappoint those of who were hoping to get one of those sloppy jagged circles pictured above. That's an EK exclusive custom fabrication. Hahaha.
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Check out this thread. And I've got plenty of netting left.

Jumper lid. The answer?
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:27 PM   #18
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Yes, thank you guys - Thin Cat and Exodon King - that's it!
And I cut a plastic (bath curtain) in the same shape to put over the grid to control the evaporation.

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I think that would cut down on your lighting. You need the light penetration to grow corals and such.
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I think that would cut down on your lighting. You need the light penetration to grow corals and such.

Hi, there. Yes... but in my situation (I don't have coral or plants) the light is OK. I have it reduced just 30% and I can changed for a transparent plastic if I need more in the future. Thank you.
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Of interest,,,Does that make your tank run hot? Or is it just that one section?
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