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  1. Warr7207

    Warr7207

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    I averted an overflow problem this morning, luckily at home :whistling:

    One of my Super Tongan Nassarius snails decide to go on a walk about, and these snails are quite happy to go out of water, over the overflow gate he climbed and into my durso. He stopped the flow enough for the auto-top up to kick in and keep fulling up the tank. When I noticed the tank was 25L fuller than it should have been and about 10mm away from overflowing.

    I have quickly installed a plastic grid over the durso so these boys can't get in here again.

    So keep this in mind if any creatures are able to get into your overflow box
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Thats the problem with snails, I've put eggcrate in my overflow to stop these buggers from getting in there.
     
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    Had a similar problem. Huge starfish decided to lie in front of the overflow, flooding the tank- hence the reason for the bigger overflow
     
  5. Warr7207

    Warr7207 Thread Starter

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    Yip I have a gate, which works for the turbos and other algae eaters as they don't like going out of the water, but the Tongan and hermits have no problem exposed to fresh air.

    I have a couple of hermits that sit on the gate and pick food out the water column as it flows through the gate.
     
  6. HenkHugo

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    mmmmmmmm..... i have a 63mm overflow on my 2.5 :p
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sheesh that's like the shit pipe on my toilet :p
     
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    it happend to me 2 times and my mother nearly killed me, the carpet smelled like"vrot voet" for 3 days:p
     
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    Mek - i dont want nooooooooothing getting stuck in it :p
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    just when we think we have it all figured out mother nature throws another brain teazer in the mix... busy fencing off my overflow as soon as i have finished typing this :)
     
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