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Old 07-02-2006, 11:09 AM   #1
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I am thinking of getting a yellow watchman goby. I know they are jumpers. I am using a red sea prizm skimmer. Because of the skimmer I can't fit my glass top on my tank all of the way. I have a large opening in the back. I have read that using egg crate I can cover the openings so the fish won't jump. I know that I can get it at Home Depot. Should I just go into Home Depot and ask for egg crate? Is that the real name of it and what is it really used for? I just want to know where to look in the store. Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2006, 01:48 PM   #2
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You will find it in the section with suspended ceiling supplies, by the light diffuser panels. I don't know what they refer to it as, with the intelligence of many Home Depot employees they will probably give you a blank stare no matter what you call it.

I would suggest putting a rock or other type of weight on top of it, as it's very light, and easy for any decent size fish to knock off.
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I found the egg crate. I have plenty left over. I had a glass top that I kept the front part that was the lid. I made a piece of egg crate big enough to fit the rest of the tank. I made cut outs for the skimmer, filter and cords. The egg crate was the same width of the tank and I didn't need to cut for width. I can put something on it to keep it held there because I have the glass lid to open up for feeding. Now I can get a fish and not worry about him jumping out.
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Sorry, newb here, I don't know what eggcrate looks like, but I need it. Can you find a picture or something?
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The picture is not that great, but here is a link to some egg crate.
http://www.idealtruevalue.com/servlet/the-1732/Detail
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