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Reply #30

That's crap mate, why wouldn't they sell you one?
First one cause they only received it 3 days ago, the other two because they said they were on tanks with too much rock work to catch.
Never mind patience is a virtue as they say, the right one will be waiting for me somewhere. They’re definitely worth the wait.


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Reply #31

The first answer is understandable and good to know they won't sell you a fish that hasn't settled in, I do think they should have found the time to catch him if you were wanting him though, that's true bud I'm sure you'll get one soon

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Reply #32

First one cause they only received it 3 days ago, the other two because they said they were on tanks with too much rock work to catch.
Never mind patience is a virtue as they say, the right one will be waiting for me somewhere. They’re definitely worth the wait.


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Did they not offer to trap it and call you?

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Reply #33

Lol nope the other two shops said why don’t I come back in a week when they get their new deliveries, although they seemed unsure what fish were coming. The hunt continues


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Reply #34

 :O f*cking what?

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Reply #35

That's a joke man, so you've to come back when it suits them and take a fish they don't know whether it'll settle in or not, that's not right

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Enjoying the ones I have until my dream wrasse is available.


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Reply #37

Is that a Banggai? How many do you have been looking at maybe picking up a couple f i cant find my Wrasses

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Reply #38

Just got a couple, they are beautiful and peaceful and make a great addition.


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Reply #39

Those moments when it dawns on you how dumb you can be sometimes..... I’ve been sat there wondering how long it’s going to take for my HOB skimmer to start bedding in and produce foam then wondered why the water level inside remained low....Of course because it is sitting too high out of the water due to the lip on the tank.


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Last Edit: Nov 21, 2019 2:32:10 pm by DUSTYBOY272

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Reply #40

The lid is glued onto the glass so I need to find a way of cutting out the plastic where the HOB sits so it is hanging on the glass submerging it at the correct depth. The question is how to cut out all the plastic without getting it all in the water? A patient mate with a fine net will be required.


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Last Edit: Nov 21, 2019 12:17:00 pm by DUSTYBOY272

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Reply #41

Is there no way you can remove the lid to cut it? If not I'd probably cut it with a soldering iron so you don't need to worry about bits falling in, it'll just melt through it

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Reply #42

I cut mine with a junior hacksaw. Turned the pumps off while i did it, all the plastic bits floated which made it easy to net out.

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Reply #43

Right guys I need some creative thinking please. The HoB skimmer I purchased sits too high above the water to work. This is due to the tank design which has a large gap between the rim and the max water level.
Any ideas because I’m stuck!?


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Reply #44

Could you raise the water level in the tank? I'm not sure if this would work but you could maybe diy some sort of bracket or holder for it to sit an inch in front of the glass so it could go lower?
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