04-23-2012, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Tazman
OK, for the third time in as many days, 1 acei and 2 BristleNose Plecos have decided they do not like the tank and have ventured into new territory.
Went down to feed them this morning, noticed an acei was missing, after a quick check around, he is in my sump!, probably had quite a ride considering the overflow runs at just under 600gph!, stopped the overflow to get him out and on removing the first stage basket to get him out, found the plecos sat under the filter floss!
Somehow, someone managed to remove the plastic filter guard I have on the overflow pipe (DIY overflow), time to break out the rubber band again!
Perhaps you could fashion a wire/plastic screen that fit's inside the overflow pipe ?
I have a Texas cichlid that simply would not leave stick on thermometer alone ,so I removed the little suction cup and now he swims around the tank carrying the thermometer