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Old 12/28/2007, 04:41 PM
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clown stuck in overflow!

I have a young pair of clowns in a 125g. They have been in there probably 5 months along with a heirem of maldive anthias. A couple days ago I added more rock and relandscaped the tank. The stress must have flipped the fish out. It was in my overflow for a day and half. I couldn't get it with a net or anything else I tried.

I ended up siphoning her out! I am still laughing at myself. I had 6" of 1"ID vinyl tubing. I pushed 3/4"ID vinyl tubing into the 1". I worked the 1" into bottom of overflow and distracted her with net in top of water to chase her down. I sucked her up and she got stuck in tubing where the 3/4" started! I quickly pulled out the tubing and dropped it to the floor. She came out pretty quickly and laid there lifeless. Must have stunned her since she doesn't have a mark on her and is swimming normally.

I have seen plactic netting covering overflows. What is it and where do I get it?
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Old 12/28/2007, 04:49 PM
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got a pic of the netting your looking for?
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Old 12/28/2007, 05:28 PM
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If it's the kind of netting that I have it is similar to the plastic chicken wire they sell at Lowes and Home Depot. . I've used that befor in my fresh water tanks to corral pregnant mollies and should work fine for your over flows. I think I still have some laying around from the roll I bought.
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Old 12/28/2007, 05:57 PM
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I think what your wanting is called gutter guard, HD or Lowe's carries it as well as probably any local building supply
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Old 12/28/2007, 06:44 PM
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It's sold under that too but it's only a few inches wide where as the plastic chicken wire is in big rolls.
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Old 12/29/2007, 10:46 PM
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that's exactly what I am wanting! It looks like plastic coated chicken wire only holes are a little smaller and it's a fairly ridiged. I'll try Lowe's tomorrow.

thanks for the help!
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Old 01/01/2008, 09:14 PM
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How about the net that's used in the body scrubbies. It's really a tube of net if you take it apart. I use it to go around my overflow and keep the watchman goby from taking "the trip" into the refuge again.
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Old 01/01/2008, 10:43 PM
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If anyone local needs the black plastic gutter guard I have way more than I need. Let me know and I can drop some off at Jo-Mars for you.
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