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Old 12-23-2012, 07:10 AM   #981
 
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Just drill a hole the same size as your pipe, buy 2 inches of black pipe to use as a stopper then u can simply thread a pipe in to fill/extract. Your only prob is hoovering, though this would at least solve your water changing difficulties
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:22 AM   #982
 
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Just drill a hole the same size as your pipe, buy 2 inches of black pipe to use as a stopper then u can simply thread a pipe in to fill/extract. Your only prob is hoovering, though this would at least solve your water changing difficulties
That would certainly help with filling. I could just cut a hole in the plastic on the back of the hood, rather than drill the glass. Easier and cheaper to replace the plastic strip rather than the glass lid down the road. Extracting is when I do the hoovering over the substrate. I think I may try to drape a towel or something over the lid to block the gaps when it is raised. This may or may not help. I was thinking a net but when the girl at the LFS was netting them for me, there was a tiny hole in the net, and one kept escaping through it.

A couple of weeks ago I had a 6 or 7 inch silver dollar escape out a hole the size of the top of a heater.

Tricky bugger. Scared the crap out of me. But survived.

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:27 AM   #983
 
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Wow your fish really don't like you at all do they.... haha

What about the rubber like stuff. Where all the flaps meet in the middle to create a one way hole for your arm to go then through. Tell me you know what i mean.......
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:44 AM   #984
 
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Wow your fish really don't like you at all do they.... haha

What about the rubber like stuff. Where all the flaps meet in the middle to create a one way hole for your arm to go then through. Tell me you know what i mean.......
Seriously, my fish are dying to get away from me.

Those are the only two jumpers I ever had and I think they were only days apart. The ropefish I expected, but the silver dollar surprised the crap out of me. Thank God my son and I were in the room when it happened, and heard him clunking around inside the stand (he ended up inside the stand, laying on the power bar) He seems fine now. Incredibly.


"Where all the flaps meet in the middle to create a one way hole for your arm to go then through."

I think I know what you mean. Something like that would be great for when I'm filling and emptying. Then I would just need the ghetto towel trick (if that will even work) when I am doing the vacuuming (which is only a fraction of the extraction time). When I change the 55s I vacuum around the substrate the whole time, but the 220 takes so long to remove the water, I am only vacuuming for the first 5 or 10 minutes. The rest is a waiting game.

Damn jumpers. I was warned. I love the ropefish though, they're really active and make a lot of appearances during the day for a nocturnal fish.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:45 AM   #985
 
Can you maybe get a piece of glass cut to use as a tank divider and just put it in the middle of the
Tank with the rope fish on one side while Your cleaning the other side then take it out.Coax the rope fish
over and put divider back in and clean the other side?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:51 AM   #986
 
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Can you maybe get a piece of glass cut to use as a tank divider and just put it in the middle of the
Tank with the rope fish on one side while Your cleaning the other side then take it out.Coax the rope fish
over and put divider back in and clean the other side?
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To get it in I would have to completely remove the 72" light strip, and an entire section of hood (which is taped down in the back, because of the damn ropefish). Even coaxing them all to one side would be tricky in the giant tank.

I would love to get a pic of that, with one betta on either side. It would be hilarious.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #987
 
Ok..Darn...Hmmmmm...put the rope fish in a big 5 gallon bucket with a lid:)?
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:01 AM   #988
 
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I should just get Jodie a pair of gloves for Christmas and tell her they are for grabbing the ropes when they jump out, and throwing them back in the tank.

She wouldn't be impressed, they're like snakes slithering around on the ground.

I can't believe how active the site is this early on a Sunday. Are you guys in different time zones?
I'm EST.

If I didn't have a kid I would still be asleep.

Edit: Hey, I see this was my 1000th post. Apparently that is the criteria for senior member. Woo hoo. I was wondering yesterday if you had to be around years to get bumped up. Apparently it's quantity over quality. Well all right.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:05 AM   #989
 
I'm in CST..I have no kids but 4 dogs and 4 tanks
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You're an hour earlier than I am.

That's a lot of dogs! You must do a lot of walking. Keeping fish reflects my laziness as a pet owner.
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