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Old 06-16-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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Help!! My Blenny swam down into my sump

I was looking for my Orange Spotted Blenny all day, I just happen to look into my sump and he is down there. Can he swim back up against the current? if not im screwed because he is in a sealed part that I cant get into.
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Old 06-16-2006, 12:57 AM   #2
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he is in the sump or overflow?
sump should be easy... overflow not so easy.
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Old 06-16-2006, 01:51 AM   #3
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Perhaps a pic will do? My clowns always manage to get into my refugium. But i've got one of those system 1i things.
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Can you cut out a little piece of eggcrate to your intake, to keep them from swimming/getting sucked into it?
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Old 06-16-2006, 08:39 PM   #5
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I wouldnt think he would be able to swim back up.

Can you explain a little more where he is?
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if it is like my fuge, the first chamber is completely enclosed.....the water rises up, over & into a tray w/ poly....that runs into a bioball chamber

if this is the case, i would remove the tray.....if you have anything in the bioball chamber, move that ....that way he won't hit anything if he comes through....he'll land in water

BUT....if you have bioballs in there, i don't know if you should remove those....could cause a problem w/ the tank
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if it is like my fuge, the first chamber is completely enclosed.....the water rises up, over & into a tray w/ poly....that runs into a bioball chamber
Here is an image of my sump


The water inlet is sealed, I can not get him out
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:44 PM   #8
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Got him!!!!!
A small net and some air hose is all I needed

I got the net in the top where the water comes out
And stuck an air hose in the bottom and blew like there was no tomorrow.
The massive air bubbles forced him right up into the net
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(2) Percula Clownfish
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