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Old 02-10-2004, 01:30 PM   #11
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My solution is to place the bottom half of a Tronic Heater Guard over the intake. It's small enough not to be too ugly and the color is black so it blends in.


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Old 01-20-2005, 06:40 AM   #12
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i lost an anemone this way. it was painful becuase he was still alive when i found him. he was completely mangled. all tentacles were sucked in. ive found that the best way to avoid suction death is by using screen mesh (like the kind on your windows that keeps bugs out) i purchased it from a hardware store, and then tested it with pieces of chopped squid i use to feed my animals. i found that the suction still pulls the animal up against the intake, but the screen holes are too small and the animal usually just stays like that, with no escape until you find him. i think this is the best method for preventing almost certain death. the mesh needs only to be wrapped around the intake and then tightened with either rubber band, twine, or nylon string.

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i agree with klub there.. i think anemones have more of a death wish more so than inverts.. i lost two anemones to ph's.. very messy and ammonia heaven..! had to do 50 % water changes 3 times over 5 days to get rid of the mess.. if the mesh over the hole doesnt work for u or u dont like it.. the only way to prevent this from happening, unfortunately is not to have any

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