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Old 07-30-2013, 11:14 AM   #201
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The Amazing Leaping Gobies

In just one short week I am 2 for 2 on my yellow watchman gobies. Both have jumped the tank and perished by their own actions. I have egg crate on top and don't know what else to do. We love those little guys, but I can't keep replacing them every 3 days!

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #202
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I would say you can either cover how they are getting out or just get fish that don't jump. Do you know where they are escaping?
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:46 PM   #203
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In just one short week I am 2 for 2 on my yellow watchman gobies. Both have jumped the tank and perished by their own actions. I have egg crate on top and don't know what else to do. We love those little guys, but I can't keep replacing them every 3 days!

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The holds in the egg crate is to big use mesh and make something like a window screen. This is one of mine this one on one of my QT.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:48 PM   #204
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The holes in the egg crate is to big use mesh and make something like a window screen. This is one of mine this one on one of my QT.
I made one for each of my tanks.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:52 PM   #205
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The holds in the egg crate is to big use mesh and make something like a window screen. This is one of mine this one on one of my QT.
How the heck do they jump from water & make it out thru those holes? They are less than inch or around an inch square! Do they jump, grab the top & then pull themselves thru?? WHY do they do that?? I'm thinking about a Firefish, I hope they don't do that as well! I'm not sure if the Firefish is going to get along w/ the LM Blenny, gotta research that. But I just put egg crate on (it was fun cutting it!) so I'll be prepared for jumpers when we're ready to get one :\
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:18 PM   #206
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Firefish jump also had a purple one jump out the Tank when I took the screen off for water change. I had egg crate as a divider for my big QT and always wonder how the fish made it to the next side. Plus the egg crate will block some of you light.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:26 PM   #207
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I ordered this for my new tank build, looks like a good solution. http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/diy-aq...4-netting.html
It should be here tomorrow so ill let you know how it looks when I get it put together. I'm hoping it is led visible than egg crate and has smaller holes.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:03 PM   #208
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I ordered this for my new tank build, looks like a good solution. http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/diy-aq...4-netting.html
It should be here tomorrow so ill let you know how it looks when I get it put together. I'm hoping it is led visible than egg crate and has smaller holes.
That's great bro that's what I made only difference is my mesh is black and I got mine from HD cause it was less than BRS.
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Also you will see that you get lot more light in the tank.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:06 AM   #210
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@ green I was thinking of the same type screen door/window mesh. Wondered how it would work. Is yours black or dark grey? That would look nice with the tank.

@ Eric I like the DIY kit too. Definitely need to let me know how it works.

@ tango I lost a clown too. Also jumped tank but that was before I had the egg crate. And I'm with you.... It was fun to snip and shape that stuff! I thought it would be my answer but evidently need to go with a mesh of some sort.

@ everyone: I am assuming a mesh would still allow for good air exchange and light penetration too? I think that is what Green was saying
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