Nemo´s Prison Break - Escape better than the movie

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  1. LuckyFish

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    I guess we all think, the way how Nemo escaped from the fishtank into the ocean is a mission impossible.
    What happened today is even better and even more impossible.

    As you can see below in the picture, there is no way to escape below the surface.

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    The only way to escape is through the safety overflow, a 40mm T-piece which is 38mm higher than the water surface.

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    Then the real challenge begins. Rollercoaster through the overflow pipe, a few bends and T-pieces. With hi-speed into the skimmer, down between the bubbles, passing the inlet from the 3000 litre powerhead, right down from the bottom into the 90 degree elbow and upwards to the most dangerous part of this escape.

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    The dangerous DIY milkfilter. Once in the milkfilter sock, the game is over, because the stupid breeder takes the sock out once a day and throws them away, without even checking what is inside the sock.
    So perfect timing is the secret.

    "I was watching this stupid breeder for quite some time now, every day and I have figured out, that I have to enter the first T-piece (which is above the water surface) by the time, when the stupid breeder is touching the milkfilter. The chance that the stupid breeder replaced the sock, before I could pass it, is roughly 60/40 for the stupid breeder."

    Sounds really funny, just like the movie, but that is the only timeframe for a fish to pass the sock. Maybe 60 seconds to pass this:

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    "The only thing I really don´t know yet is, where do I end up? I can see until the pipe goes out of the milkfilter, but where is this pipe leading?"

    Sorry little friend, the pipe ends up in two sumps. The first sump, I never opened up and the second sump, I check once per day, because the autotop is not working.
    If you can make it until here, there is a 12.000 litre returnpump waiting for you.

    Today I checked the water level in this particular sump. And that is what I see, when I open the lid.

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    You can see next to nothing, just where the water level is. Pitch black in there!


    Now the few things I would like to understand:

    1) What is the chance for a 2cm clownfish to make that jump?

    He made it!

    2) What is the chance for not getting sucked into a 3000 litre pump?

    He made it again!

    3) What is the chance, to pass the sock within the 60 seconds of replacement?

    He made it again!

    4) What is the chance, that the return pump still has a basket on the inlet and
    not getting minced back where he came from?

    He was just lucky!

    5) What is the chance to see a 2cm clownfish swimming in a dark sump?

    He was lucky again!


    How many lifes does a clown fish have??????????????????
     
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  3. Dane

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    Hahahaha! That was brilliant marcel! Had a good chuckle! :) Mission impossible nemo! i think that one needs to go into your display tank for future secret agent training! ;-)
     
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    Quite amazing. Marcel, you know he is one lucky fish. haha
    Lots of fishies you got there.
     
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    haha wow thats a special little guy ,cant believe he made it past all that,its insane,what are you feeding those clowns marcel?:p
     
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    Very well written Marcel!
     
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    lol! that is crazy! through all that he still comes out alive and swimming...one lucky nemo.
    you should keep him..:)
     
  8. PeterL

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    They don't call them Clown fish for no good reason - that was one special magic trick he pulled off and it sure as heck is making a lot of people laugh...:lol:

    It is like the octopus of Clown fish, you need a super tight tank to keep him inside.

    Here is a thought, what are the odds of it being a lone egg which floated throught the system, it would have more of a chance that way and the likelyhood of it passin in the 60sec window undectected is higher - the question it, could a fertalised fish egg survive such an ordel to produce a healthy fish at the end of all of that?? Surely the lack of light would be a problem for it? The cryptic zone would offer enough food for sure..
     
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    Right now a special pellet from Belgium, but the supplier got a better product which I´m using for the very small ones. Waiting for the prices from Belgium.
     
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    Two things you need to know.
    Firstly, this happened in the grow out systems. There are no eggs, besides damsel eggs.
    Secondly, the 12.000 litre returnpump would suck a small fish, less than 1cm, through the basket and minced back into the tanks.

    He probably watched SURVIVOR.
     
  11. Dale6

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    haha must be a very special pellet!!!:)
     
  12. PeterL

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    You have had a TV near that tank huh?? And you had David Copperfield shows going on huh?? And we think a fish has a short term memory...mmm

    Super slick fish, that's for sure.
    I would call it Harry and keep it in a separate tank for sure - the magic fish.

    Overall it is just crazy how it could have made it's way to where it was found. I understand the swim through the pipes -just randomly take a left and a right and so on through the maze of tee-pieces and get lucky, I simply can't fathom how it got past a needle-wheel impeller though, there is practically zero space for anything let alone a fish.
     
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    Well written. I had a good laugh. Thanks for this :thumbup:
     
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    I actually believe, that fish has got a very good memory. How is it possible, that the
    quite aggressive dottybacks are much less aggressive, when captive bred?
    Should make you guys think.
    I also think, that an agro damsel will be less aggressive, when CB.

    What I try to understand is, how the hell did he made it through the milkfilter right in time, when I was replacing the sock?
    I mean, the jump was already a good one, now passing the 3000 litre powerhead maybe just luck. But to pass the sock within the only 60 seconds per day?
    Destiny?

    I call him Destinies Child. Maybe he can sing, who knows?
    Maybe he was watching MTV?
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Nemo Idols
     
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    :lol:destinys child lol
     
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    "Gone in 60 Seconds" - There is certainly a TV close to the tank
    "Puff, the magic Dragon, down by the sea..." :biggrin:

    No matter how he found his way there - it is way cool.
    It would be even funnier if someone is pulling your leg and actually took one out of the tank and just put it in there for the gag - that would be funnier than how it found it's way there by sheer destiny.
     
  18. Johan van Aardt

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    What i would like to know are you now going to start breeding a strain of escapist clownfish?

    Btw what did you do with the little guy?
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: HOUDINI THE CLOWN:slayer: NOW YOU SEE ME:thumbup: NOW YOU DON'T;)
     
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    Brilliant Marcel!! Well written, i needed that first thing in the morning!
     
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    What do you think of me?
    I gave him a moerse hiding.
    Disciplin is very important at that age.
     
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