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    Unhappy Fan ate my Neon Golby

    Has anyone had a fish sucked into their circulation fan?? My Neon Golby was sucked into my Nano Coralia Pump . I would like to prevent this kind of thing from happening again. Is there anything i can wrap the back of it that will not affect the performance. I would like to get another Neon Golby and don't want him to meet the same fate.

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    IMHO, healthy fish seldom end up in power heads.

    Regardless, I don't think it is possible to wrap it and not restrict flow.

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    it happens with tiny fish, if you are keeping such small fish, install a mesh over the pumps, that will reduce the flow but will stop this from happening. They will require frequent cleaning also.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    powder18

    i've got atleast 5 kind of goby in my 45g got 2 mj1200 , plus my mp20 vortech . don't know how that goby got caught in your koralia that's weird.:b8:

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    Tried the wrap and it looked like $hit so i decided no more fish that small. The Neon is a slender active fish , Kind of reminded me of an eel. He was sucked in backwards as he swam by the power head and i did not get the power to it killed quick enough. It near cut him in half and he died quickly.

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    you could try black screening used for windows and two elastics.
    you could try and find black elastics or o-rings the size you need.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
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    I will give it a try and let you know how it looks.

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    sounds great,
    for the materials, princess auto probebly has the orings you will need as for the screen, rona or canadiantire has small rolls of this stuff for a few bucks.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    I would say the neon goby was either sick or already not doing well. I have a few in my reef and never had any problems. Usualy sick or weak fish get stuck on powerheads or fish that are very poor swimmers (ie:small boxfish).

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    powder18

    i agree with you greddy i have 5 kinds of goby in my tank seems all of them are doing great in my tank, just worst thing it happened to me a week ago my bluespot jawfish jumped out in my tank damn 100 bucks gone right away learned my lesson never ever put a jawfish in your tank without hood or uncover otherwise your left with dry out fish in your floor:b11:

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