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Old 08-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Top for adding an eel to a tank

I'm looking at getting an eel for my tank. Had one many years ago and as much as I thought I had the top covered, it found a way out. Just curious what kind of top/lid those with eels are using and add pics of it. Thanks and looking forward to replies.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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I just got a snowflake moray and I added some white egg-crate from Home Depot. It is found in the lighting section...white cris-cross plastic used for some overhead lighting panels. Since my snowflake is still small, I cut the egg crate down, put one on top of the other to make even smaller holes and zip tied the two layers. I don't have pics with me.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I didn't think about doubling them up. I'll give that a shot.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:36 PM   #4
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Yeah, I did not think about it until I got home, looked at the size of my snowflake and the size of those holes and decided that, at least for now, he was small enough to get through if he wanted. So far so good. He's going into a 240g soon, so I think I'm gonna have to buy more...
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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Bulk reef supply also has a kit that you can buy to build a screen top.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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I didn't think about a screen. I'll have to check that out. Thanks!
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:04 PM   #7
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http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/index..../view/id/2094/
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:29 PM   #8
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The screens are great, but once he gets big you need to fasten the top down. My snowflake was 24" and knocked the top off with a brick on it.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #9
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That didn't occur to me them knocking off a top with a brick, but makes sense. Glad I asked the questions. Thank you!!
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They get really strong.
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