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Author Topic: Amanos going into Sump  (Read 1876 times)
yogesh
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« on: February 09, 2011, 08:34:26 AM »

My Amanos are smart enough to get over the glass partition of my tank into the sump. I just put in 4 Amanos in the tank yesterday and 3 of them went inthe sump. Luckily none of them got killed by the powerhead. I have a plastic partition with slits on the dividing glass for the water to fall into the sump. I am thinking of replacing this with a Aluminium mesh, but the shrimps look smart enough (from yesterdays experience) to climb over this mesh and go into the sump.... i had not factored their intelligence on this front when I got them yesterday.

I had a harrowing time to get them out as the sump is 18 inch deep and 4* 10 inch wide with 3 partitions one on top of other, so difficult to put and operate the fish net. And I don't want a repeat occurence.

Has anyone faced this problem, how have you solved this?

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 06:37:26 PM »

I used "gutter guard" over the overflow on my 125g tanks to keep fish out of the overflow area.Its a plastic mesh they use to keep leaves out of rain gutters.Might be to big for your purposes though.You could probably fabricate something out of plastic canvas from the craft store.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 06:39:22 PM »

How about a fish net? You could use a silicone baking rubber band to hold the netting in place, if you cut it off the frame.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 01:50:08 PM »

Thanks for your inputs. The Amanos were walking right out of the fish net when I transferred them into the tank. I got a fine stainless steel mesh yesterday and have put that over the partition with a plastic clothes line clip. It rises around 2 inches above the water surface, so hoping that Amanos don't like to get out of the water. Luckily, I don't see any Amanos in the sump now. A few are swimming in the tank, but its difficult to see all 4 of them in the plantation. They hide very easily.

I added 4 half inch RCS in the tank, 2 males and 2 females. Hoping that the RCS will breed and the numbers will grow to form my cleaning team.

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