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Gamefreak0109 10-30-2011 03:54 PM

Help. Fish getting into Overflow!
so i set up a tank with an overflow box. its my first time dealing with an overflow box. i have a 24 gallon nano cube reef tank but dont have these issues. but i finally got a couple small fish in the tank yesterday and today my wife called me because she found one of the fish in the overflow box. luckly the little guy didnt get sucked through the U tube. so she was able to get it out. but does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to keep fish from getting in the overflow? i figured some form of screen would work, but i didnt know if anyone had any pictues to give me some ideas. i did a few searches and the only results i found were people needing to get fish out. but nothing on how to keep them out. :thanks:

R33F FeTiSh 11-01-2011 09:32 AM

I use egg crate material from lowes or your local hardware store. Egg crate is the white light panels for industrial building lights. With the little squares. Cut it to size to sit over your hole. I saw you have a cube. If your problem is them getting in the back then I use cut your own filter media and I roll and shove it in between the rear chambers and the light.

Gamefreak0109 11-01-2011 01:23 PM

thanks man, thats probably what im gonna do. and sorry, i forgot to update my info. i have a 55g FOWLR that im having the issue with.

Krypt 11-01-2011 01:37 PM

You can cover the over flow with gutter guard as well to keep the fishes from taking rides on the water slide.

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Gamefreak0109 11-01-2011 03:20 PM

ok cool. thanks

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