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Old 09-01-2008, 12:00 AM   #11
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GREAT NEWS! He has been saved!
I wish I had a picture. My son, Matthew (14yrs) had listened to my husband and I worry all day about our fish problem. While I was online, he stormed into the room, grabed the fish net from my husband and said, "I'll get that fish!" So I ran in the room to find Matthew, on the top of a ladder, hanging over the top of my light canopy, my husband holding his feet so he wouldn't fall in my tank, with both of his arms down in the overflow. I thought I was going to ban them from my tank forever. Then my son screamed "I got it!".
It never crossed my mind just to reach in and grab it out.
So, Matthew gets my Best Catch of Day award.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:14 AM   #12
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hhaha! Awesome!
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:30 PM   #13
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Either that's a really big overflow or Matthew has really skinny arms to be able to get both inside it.

Congrats to him on saving your fish. I once had a fairy wrasse in there so long I fed the overflow 2x/week. Yes, it took me 2 weeks till I finally got it out.
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hahaha... That's Awesome.....
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I'm still working on the top of my tank. I bought an egg crate sheet and trying to figure out what to do with it. If I cover the whole top of the tank it diffuses the light. So I was thinking about cutting out the center so that there is just 2 or 3 inches around the sides. Dose anyone have a good guess about how far I should have it from the rim (2", 3" or more). I think that must be some kind of riddle. If a fish can jump, how far can a fish jump, when a fish jumps?
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:53 PM   #16
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If a fish can jump, then you can bet on it finding a gap in the middle or the edges. I'd really recommend that you cover the entire top of the tank. It will diffuse some of the light, but many folk do it without issues.
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