jumping fish fix

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  1. ZeroCool

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    hi there, i lost yesterday an expensive fish ... and he jumped.

    Well, i am now looking into putting asap something up at night or when i am away.

    I saw alot of pet shops use a white mesh of some type ...

    where can i buy some of that (builders maybe) ?
     
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  3. butcherman

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    you mean like white shade cloth?
     
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    You get the white mesh at builders....I got some a while back.....
     
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    cool, because i am now gatvol for fish who think they are rambo !
     
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    you dont like finding dried out fish sticks? :tt2:
     
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    I can never figure why they do this....why would they jump? where they think they going?....especialy at night?

    Lost my sixline like this....at night
     
  8. ZeroCool

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    no cloth, it is made out of plastic.

    lost my fox face last night :(
     
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    sorry to hear zero
     
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    something must of startled the foxface,causing him to swim to fast in too little water:(

    they dont do it intentional,in the ocean if they jump out the water 99% of the time they fall back into water
     
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    LOL!
     
  12. ZeroCool

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    anyway, i just want to fix the issue !
     
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    I build a frame out of PVC pipe and covered it with the mesh they sell at builders.
    I found that the mesh is very fine and block allot of light.

    Going to rather use egg create.

    I have also lost a 6 line and 4 chromises due to Kamikaze fish!
     
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    i am just putting the mesh up when i am not at home ... or at night when the light's are off.

    when the lights are on, they dont go up at all.
     
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    I think the mesh you want is egg crate
     
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    +1
     
  17. ZeroCool

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    i was now at builders and chaimberlains, and both have only garden mesh ... and that wont work.
     
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    'scuze the blatantly obvious, but why is no-one using glass to cover their tanks? A bit of shade-cloth as a filter over the overflow and glass on top stops any carpet-surfing.
     
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    I think as the years have gone we getting lazier to take the glass out and clean them to get maximum light penetration:p
     
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    ..and you get better light penetration through shade-cloth/mesh?....
     
  21. Jeann1

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    Hi.

    I also have a fox face, and he has (touch wood) not even tried jumping out... but maybe this is not a bad idea then..

    The egg crate is very scares here in Witbank - builders here doesnt even know what the stuff is...
     
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