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Old 12-10-2012, 04:58 AM   #1
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Elephant fish jumping into filter system.

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My elephant fish keeps jumping into the filter system which is housed inside the tank. But with this design their isn't a lid for it. I suppose it's to cycle fresh air to the pump.
My question is could I use some chicken wire to cover it ????? Or could you suggest any else ??!
I'm afraid that one day something bad might happen to bob !

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:35 AM   #2
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Have you got a picture of the filter? Filters don't really need fresh air, the fish get air from surface disturbance mainly so I don't see why you couldn't make a lid, only thing is would he get stuck on top of the wire instead of going into the filter?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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Don't use chicken wire. It will rust. Go to the LFS
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Sry...phone app. Anyway, goto the LFS and get a mesh bag. If you can't find one some pantyhose will work.
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Thank you. I'll post a picture when I get home. I thought of using a hairnet. But I am afraid of using things that aren't fish friendly ( if you know what I mean ). Off to my supplier and see if they have anything.
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Don't use chicken wire. It will rust. Go to the LFS
Yes that too ^^^
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #7
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So here's the top of the filter system. Any ideas are more than welcome !
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Yea I can't see that it needs air, so anything that won't ruin water quality
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #9
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Thanks Shane ! Been to the shop but they didn't have anything there. Sooooooo....... Might have to go to Barcelona and see if I can find anything there. Oh we'll a day trip won't hurt hahaha.
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Your welcome good luck with it, I hope "bob" stays out of trouble from now on haha
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