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smaug
12-16-2011, 01:04 AM
My wife pointed out gloppy stringy stuff attached to the rocks and floating in the current after work. After looking closer I realized what it was.My poor sea hare got sent through my large koralia powerhead,what a damn mess. I wont have to feed the fish for a week now:sconfused:. He was doing good and it just so happened the big koralia was where alot of algae was and he liked it there.They are a rather gooey consistency so I assume it would have been easy for some of him to get pulled in and couldnt escape.I obviously cant get another one cause I need the powerhead and shileding it would be difficult without impeding flow.

gm72
12-16-2011, 01:05 AM
I hate when deaths happen due to equipment. Sorry to read this.

smaug
12-16-2011, 01:09 AM
Makes me a feel a bit sick bud.

Cliff
12-16-2011, 01:12 AM
Sorry to hear about the but luck there Smuag

I have heard & read of a lot of times were this happened to a anemone, but never any other type of critter.

gm72
12-16-2011, 01:15 AM
I remember a while back I lost 4 cories because they got stuck in a filter uptake tube when the prefilter got dislodged from the tube. It did make me feel literally sick to my stomach. They were just investigating and got stuck. Horrible.

ILuvMyGoldBarb
12-16-2011, 02:08 AM
Actually not all that uncommon for Sea Hares to get sucked into things like powerheads, especially in cases like you mentioned where their staple food is close to the powerhead. Sorry to hear of your loss smaug.

Pamela2Heaven
12-16-2011, 02:12 AM
What a shame, Sorry to hear it

smaug
12-16-2011, 11:30 PM
Im thinking of ways to guard the powerheads. He was too cool to not have another one when its safe to do so.

Ellen4God
12-17-2011, 01:02 AM
Oh sad. I'm sorry. :(

gm72
12-18-2011, 05:57 PM
Could you use some sort of plastic grid to create a shield?

smaug
12-18-2011, 06:08 PM
It would have to be something that creates a stand off that keeps it away from the head entirely.

sheamurai
12-18-2011, 08:44 PM
maybe just some kind of screen? You'd have to clean it every so often, but he couldn't get pulled thru but water could...

poor thing...

gm72
12-18-2011, 08:58 PM
I am thinking about this plastic grid type item that people use to knit with. I can't think of what it is called, my grandmother used to use it and weave yarn through it to make tissue boxes and other such things. Maybe that would work?

smaug
12-18-2011, 10:12 PM
Possibly.....

labnjab
12-19-2011, 12:05 PM
Sorry for you loss. I'm shocked a koralia got it, they usually are pretty safe for inverts. The directional pumps like the maxi jets are what I've always heard of being dangerous to inverts.

You could try wrapping it in clear plastic screen. http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/clear-1-4-screen-netting-7-x-3.html I use it for a cover on the tank, but it could easily wrap around a power head