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Old 08-31-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
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Jumping fish

Hey, hope someone has an idea. I have a 150 SW 48"x24"x30". I'm having a problem with fish jumping out of the tank or into the overflow. My tank is built into a cabinet so it makes it hard to get around in the overflow. I'm wanting some jawfish so I know this could be a big problem with them. I want to try to find some away to cover or screen the top or the rim to solve this problem. I have a B/W clown in the over flow right now that I'm trying to recover. Any good tips? 30" is very deep in a overflow.
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:21 PM   #2
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Eggcrate, as it's commonly called, available at home depot or lowes, BKA light diffuser, the stuff used in commercial office buildings that hangs below fluorescent lighting. Easily cuttable to obtain the size you need, and very lightweight.

For the overflow, consider gutter guard - basically just a mesh screen that you can mold to fit your overflow box.

Tank looks great, BTW.
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I agree also with the eggcrate and mesh screen.
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Thanks, I'm heading out to some errands now, I swing buy home depot and get started on it soon as get home. I'll let you know how it's going, and if I have any other questions.
And, about that little guy thats in my overflow now, any suggestion?
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When I've had a fish stuck in an overflow I cut the pump and drained the overflow down to a couple of inches. I then used two nets duct taped to Ĺ" pvc pipe (it's what I had lying around). After many, many, many tries I was succesful. They always hide behind/between the tubing/

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Would it be possible to lower the water level in the display, then siphon water down to the bottom of the overflow, potentially forcing the fish upwards for netting?
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I had already thought about the shopvac.
I have a couple of nets differant sizes, and my husband seems to have more patience than I do. I don't know how to do all of your suggustion, but I'll try. Wish me luck.
I AM OFF TO SAVE MY FISH!
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I just put egg crate on my 34gallon solana - Will this egg crate affect the lighting? Doesn't seem like it does, but didn't know if anyone experience differently. I have a 150w Metal Halide about 4in above water.
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