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Old 02-13-2003, 05:33 PM   #11
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I would try and catching them as I stated in an earlier post. I know that you should keep your hands out of your tanks, however, when the lights are out the fish are normally hiding anyway. I have used this method many times. A 1/4" wooden dowel with a needle (cut the head cut off after you stick the pin in) in the end to place the "bait" works well also.

The idea is to get their attention buy slowly coaxing it out into the open, and stealthly get a container behind it. as you may know, when they try and "run" they move back fowards.
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Old 02-13-2003, 07:53 PM   #12
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I appreciate the help, dont get me wrong, but my tank is a 100 gallon tank that is 24 inches tall. There is almost 300 lbs of live rock in the tank. Its hard enough to get one arm down in the tank, let alone 2. its acrylic also, that makes it even tougher since the openings on the top are smaller and not even with the front glass. If you would like to see what I'm dealing with, take a look at pictures of my tank in the gallery section. Again, thanks for all the help guys. A trap just seems like the most logical way to catch those shrimp. Does anyone know of a larger trap that would work?
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Old 02-13-2003, 08:26 PM   #13
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Look into "The Trap" by Ultralife Reef Products. It is a large trap and it is fairly expensive, but for a reef keeper it is worth it's weight in gold.
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Old 02-13-2003, 08:42 PM   #14
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www.transfishsupplies.com has "the trap" for 27.99 AFTER shipping. Does anyone else know of a place with a better deal. I bought my trap from them so if they let me ship it back I will get some credit with them. However, I would like to shop around because I'm sure they do price matching.
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Old 02-13-2003, 08:49 PM   #15
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Big Al's used to beat anyones price by 5%, but now you have to be a member of their preferred member club....
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Thanks Kevin, I check it out. Big Al's price is 29.99 before shipping. Trans is 20.99 plus 7 bucks shipping. Do you own a trap? How does it work? Do you catch the wrong critter alot while trying to get the right one? Any hints on making it more effective?
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http://saltaquarium.about.com/c/ht/0...0962933581.htm is a DIY fish trap. It might work and is el-cheapo.
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Best other place I saw it was 23.99 before shipping. Check out Marks link...it might work.

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Bait compartment on one end, weighted door attatched to a string on the other...fish or shrimp go in after the bait, let go of the string, they are trapped.

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Sometimes.

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Use what ever it is that you feed the shrimp for bait. Do it at night when the shrimp are most active and the fish are sleeping.
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Well, guys. I am going to buy "The Trap". I emailed the owner of trans fish and he said that if I sent the x terminator trap back then he would pay the shipping for my new trap if I paid the difference. Talk about great customer service! I am going to write a review on them telling members how happy I am with my experience.
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I posted a review here.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewreview.php?review=43

check it out.
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