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Old 12-03-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if the sand shifting gobbies really jump from open tanks?

Does anyone know if the sand shifting gobbies really jump from open tanks?
I was just reading an article saying that they can jump from open aquariums I thought they only stayed down on the sand shifting through it.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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yes they often jump if startled or for seemingly unknown reasons they just leap right out of the tank
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:59 PM   #3
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thank you I know I will probably not be getting that fish then back to the book trying to find good fishes for my newly started mini reef setting.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:33 PM   #4
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I had my pink spotted goby jump into my overflow. He was in there for a few months before I found him there.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #5
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Was he okay? I am guessing that food does pass through the overflow box???
I am going this weekend to make my final desicion on which tank to get. However it will be a Reef Ready tank. Unless someone can prove to me that my fears of the overflow box doing actually that overflow when I am not at home if the electricity should go out.
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I've had yellow clown gobies and percs in my overflow. I've even found one perc on the floor beside the tank one morning. A cover is a good idea.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:00 PM   #7
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I was told in one of the many threads that having a cover is not a good idea. I am thinking it had something to do with the oxygen not being able to escape so now I am totally confused because I want to get the glass covers so that the salt creep will not get on the light cover lens "plastic shield cover" that protects the light bulbs....
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It will affect your PH more than O2. Your skimmer will be doing a huge exchange of gasses on your water.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:10 PM   #9
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I have been looking at several different Skimmers since mine broke a while back and I know some several people perfer Reef Oct. but I might have a small chance of winning a C-1800 Stand Alone or In Sump skimmer by Red Sea and wandered if this is a good one or not?
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iI would consider a netting to go over the top. I dont use anything over top of my tank. That was the only jumping experience I had.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:56 PM   #11
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Check this clip on youtube from bulkreefsupply: YouTube - DIY screen top for aquariums.mpg

Once I replace my lighting system I will look into trying to make that with screening from Home Depot.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:52 AM   #12
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I was not able to view the clip they have it blocked here at work. What is the link name to look it up on U-Tube and I can view it on my blackberry???
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mwilliams: lookup "bulkreefsupply screen top" in youtube
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Thanks found it. Will watch at break time.
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I got plenty of polypropelene netting for a DIY cover if you're so interested.

See this post... Jumper lid. The answer?
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Not right now. Will that polypropelene netting crude from the salt creep?
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The netting is UV protected. It will not change anything that isn't already happening with your tank. Only jumping. Not sure what "crude from the salt creep" is.
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Sorry about that I misspelled it: (Corrosion or Corrode) What salt does to all metal objects and makes it rusty.???
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I made my covers from the netting, framed with PVC quarter round stainless steel screws ( I hear there are vinyl ones out there too), and pvc glue. No rusting with that stuff.
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