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Metrontech
03-30-2015, 08:07 PM
Ok, so I have now lost 3 clown fish to my overflow/sock

I have tried the white acrylic over top of the overflow, I have tried nylons that I have hold in if there was ever a blockage

Any tips out there?

These fish are so funny when they sleep that they just get sucked over

Thanks again for any help

Wretch
03-30-2015, 09:09 PM
If your drain pipes are open put a screen on them so the fish just gets stuck in the overflow area and you can fish him out.

http://www.jlaquatics.com/product/pl-bhstl05/Lifegard+Aquatics+Slip+Low+Profile+Strainer+%281+2 +Inch%29.html

Skimmer Juice
03-30-2015, 09:29 PM
yeah just put a strainer on the top of your drain pipes then you can scoop the fish out of the overflow

Metrontech
03-30-2015, 09:55 PM
What do you use? Like window screen? Or I guess I could just use the white egg crate stuff eh?

Wretch
03-31-2015, 01:18 AM
What do you use? Like window screen? Or I guess I could just use the white egg crate stuff eh?

Looks at the link in my first post.

Metrontech
03-31-2015, 01:42 AM
Was looking in the phone...

That is a great creation

Thanks again!!

Mike

Looks at the link in my first post.

Plainswalker
03-31-2015, 05:30 PM
Ok, so I have now lost 3 clown fish to my overflow/sock

I have tried the white acrylic over top of the overflow, I have tried nylons that I have hold in if there was ever a blockage

Any tips out there?

These fish are so funny when they sleep that they just get sucked over

Thanks again for any help
You can also use gutter guard from home depot. Line the overflow with it (I ziptied it to mine) and it prevents any sort of fish going into the overflow. You'll need to clean it periodically though.