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    DAN
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    Well Tang_Man You WER RIGHT!!!!!

    This morning I got up & low & be hold There was my Snow Flake Eel lying on the floor in font of "What I Thought Was
    Going To Be An Escape proof tank!!"
    T_M when you said these thing wre escape artists you werent kidding ......this gizzmo found a way out that I would never of drempt possible VIA the prisim skimmer .
    The cover on the collection cup was off it on the top of the cube & the Eel was lying on the floor infront of the tank, I guess it was out for a good hour or 2 b/c it was starting to dry out along its thin Iguess youd call it a dorsal fin .
    So I scooped it up in the net & dupped it back into the tank so far hes been staying fairly quiet & looking alot better than he did at 5:45 A.M this morning ,he was seveerly stressed out
    form the little venture .I sure hope it recovers from this .
    As for the skimmer I had taken all the nesisary procautions
    to seal it except for blocking the overflow so nothing could enterby that rout .I had fixed a piece of plexie glass to cover
    it tight to the glass lid on the cube & alos sealed around the
    pick up tube !!!!
    This literaly shocked me to find this amount of determination
    in this creature to find an alternate means of escape!!!!!!


    PS: Any one who has or is thinking of aquirering one of these
    creatures be extra cautious when your sealing your
    enclosures this was a lesson learned the hard way!
    HOPFULLY IT WONT BE A SEVEER ONE IN THE DEATH
    OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CREATURE THAT WILL NEVER BE
    UNDER ESTIMATED AGAIN!!!!!!
    DAN
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    Man, you're going to wake up with that thing in bed with you one of these days.

    Sounds like you've got it contained this time though.
    Susan

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    I bet he makes a full recovery- these guys are as tough as they are determined!!
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

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    DAN
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    thats what I had already been done to contain it! But like I said he found an alternate rout of escape up the overflow & in to the HOB prisim skimmer ,out through the top when I put the shield on the overflow I never thought of it entering the skimmer !!!!!!! I should have placed teeth on the shield like on
    an overflow box to deter this but who would ever think it would do some thing of this sort!!!!!
    All I can say is It was a good thing for me that I foud it & not
    my wife this morning. Probly would have her in recovery as well
    as the Eel .
    SHE Would Not have been a happy camper to find that on her hard woodfloor!!

    Reefmut
    Do you think thers a good chance it'll make a comeback!




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    That's a bummer DAN. I hope he comes out of his ordeal OK.
    Rob

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    Hey Thanks Rob
    B/T/W congrats is in order from what I've read!You'll do a great job for us all here at AC!!!!!
    DAN
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    Wow...
    I never knew the extent of their escape abilities!
    I hope he makes it through ok.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    Their far more intellagent & determind than I had ever imagined possible if he recovers from this the same mistake wont ever be made again thats for sure !
    Its looking kind of grim for it tho, either its resting up for
    round 2 or its just stressed so bad that its an ify situation
    not to sure as of yet !
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    Ya it looks good reefmutt its eating & hunting the feeder fish
    again ,so far so good!!!!
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    hope it comes around

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