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  1. #1

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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
    ...and for luck, one more. - ~firefly~ 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Flyby Stardancer 

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    Okay, I just went in to feed my fish and cats (because I need to go babysit my nieces), and when I got to Grimsby's tank, I couldn't see him at all...

    I glanced over to the sump, and there he was! Somehow he had apparently gotten into the overflow and sucked into the sump. :( And now he's missing his left pectoral fin. I'm freaking out a bit and don't know what to do!

    He's never had a problem swimming around the tank, even though the overall overturn of water has to be higher than it was with the filter that came with the tank. Now I'm unsure about the safety of the system. I really can't afford to shut off the filter, but I don't know what to do otherwise to keep him safe, and I won't even be home for several hours!
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    1: Planted Betta Tank 1, Grimsby (male betta)
    2: Planted Betta Tank 2
    3: Eclipse QT Tank

  2. #2

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    0 Not allowed!
    You can use pieces of eggcrate to block off the overflow.

    What kind of fish is it?
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    sorry about your betta. hope all goes well with him
    do you have any porous fabric you can place over the overflow - like cheese clothe or even a some net from one of your fish nets?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Using any sort of netting is a very bad idea. Don't do this.

    If it becomes clogged with debris or dislodges and blocks off the drain, your tank will overflow.
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  5. #5

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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
    ...and for luck, one more. - ~firefly~ 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Flyby Stardancer 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame View Post
    You can use pieces of eggcrate to block off the overflow.

    What kind of fish is it?
    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    sorry about your betta. hope all goes well with him
    do you have any porous fabric you can place over the overflow - like cheese clothe or even a some net from one of your fish nets?
    I tried covering the overflow with foam and again with craft mesh when I was first setting it up, but anything close to it causes too many bubbles that break the siphon. I have craft mesh placed further out to keep floating plants away, but that does nothing to keep him safe.

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    You can use eggcrate, aka fluorescent lighting diffuser.

    EggCrate_Acrylic_Diffuser.jpg
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  7. #7

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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
    ...and for luck, one more. - ~firefly~ 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Flyby Stardancer 

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    The overflow is just 1/2" PVC pipe. I'm not sure how egg crate would help.
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    1: Planted Betta Tank 1, Grimsby (male betta)
    2: Planted Betta Tank 2
    3: Eclipse QT Tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame View Post
    Using any sort of netting is a very bad idea. Don't do this.

    If it becomes clogged with debris or dislodges and blocks off the drain, your tank will overflow.
    Good to know. I'm not experienced with sumps so I should have stayed out of this. I was also thinking in terms of a temporary fix, however, until he could get something permanent in place.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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