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Old 12-09-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Help with overflow.

My overflow is basically a pipe with slits in it. Recently my cleaner wrasse has gotten sucked into it down to the filter sock in my sump and died. A few days later my chromis disappeared. I just found him today in the sump (I took the sock out). How can I prevent this from happening? Both fish were healthy and have gone very close to the overflow many times so I was surprised that they got sucked in. I was thinking about using a plastic screen and rubberband.
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My overflow is basically a pipe with slits in it. Recently my cleaner wrasse has gotten sucked into it down to the filter sock in my sump and died. A few days later my chromis disappeared. I just found him today in the sump (I took the sock out). How can I prevent this from happening? Both fish were healthy and have gone very close to the overflow many times so I was surprised that they got sucked in. I was thinking about using a plastic screen and rubberband.
I think the plastic screen should work
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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I bought a screen kit from BRS to build two screen lids I took what I had ledt over and zip tied it around my overflows works like a charm
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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Either that or maybe a filter sock? Just keep the top out of the water so your fish can't get in
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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