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Old 05-10-2005, 06:03 PM   #1
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My Powerheads are MURDERERS

Alright i just lost my third fish to a powerhead,

1 - Very small O. Clown - totally healthy for the one week i had him. Got into my preskimmer for my BakPak2 and got sucked into my rio 600

2 - Chromis - got stuck to my maxi jet 1200, also smalll. Also healthy the night before. Had him for two weeks.

3 - Chromis #2 - also got into my preskimmer and was no match to the rio 600. Also small and healthy.

Does anyone else have this problem. If anyone is familiar with the BakPak 2 Preskimmer, i had to take the sponge off, which is supposed to stop fish from getting in. If you leave it on, it prevents a smooth flow of water into the preskimmer and causes the pump to run dry, which will proabably kill it. What should i do. I was considering taking off the preskimmer when i upgrade my pump to a MJ 1200, but now im having second thoughts. AHHHHHHH.
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50 Gallon Oceanic: 2 maxijet 1200's, 2 150 watt visitherm heaters, BakPak II Skimmer with PS & BT, Coralife Lunar 2X65 watt Power Compacts

Filtration: 50lbs LR.com, 60lbs sand

Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

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Old 05-10-2005, 07:11 PM   #2
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Can you rubber-band some netting over the in-take? Onions and oranges come bagged in plastic netting...I have some over the intake in my fresh water aquarium. Double or triple it up...even baby guppies are saved this way!
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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Another thing I was thinking of was needlepoint screen, but that is not as flexible as the produce netting. You can get it in black or white usually, though I am sure other colors may be available.
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Old 05-10-2005, 08:25 PM   #4
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Wow, those are both great ideas, thanks guys.
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Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps
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fiberglass screen from the hardware store works great. I lost a small O. Clown too,
to a maxi-jet.
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Old 05-10-2005, 09:22 PM   #6
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any ideas on how to secure the screen over my pre-skimmer? its a box seen in this link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
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Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

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Old 05-10-2005, 10:45 PM   #7
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If you happen to have a pond (or maybe your neighbor does), the netting used to keep leaves out in the fall is perfect. Also it's black.
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I'm a freshie, not a salty, so this may or may not work for you: drill small holes into the prefilter and use plastic cable ties to secure the screen, or in the alternative, use small drops of silicone.
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:05 AM   #10
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Diane,
Pond netting is about 1" holes in there... thats too big.

Fishey, That is an idea....

Could you drill some more holes into the prefilter so you get more flow???
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