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raddogz
06/17/2006, 06:38 PM
Will an eggcrate over i.e. sitting dirctly on the lip of tank suffice to keep Fairy wrasses from jumping out?

The tank is a 120g 4x2x2 and will house sps and fairy wrasses (not all added the same time). The lighting will be RO3 pendants, but starting to think about Lumenarcs as well.

E-A-G-L-E-S
06/17/2006, 06:41 PM
yes...i just had my pink margin fairy jump right in front of me yesterday, but he's cool now(no cover, will be getting a sheet monday)

snorvich
06/18/2006, 04:16 AM
No, eggcrate is not good enough. Some fairies and most flashers can go through it or get stuck in it. Fairies WILL jump. Not IF, but WHEN.

E-A-G-L-E-S
06/18/2006, 03:47 PM
depends on size then, as my 5" pink margin is 'much' too thick for eggcrate to be a problem

DeltecRules
06/18/2006, 03:47 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7579799#post7579799 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by raddogz
Will an eggcrate over i.e. sitting dirctly on the lip of tank suffice to keep Fairy wrasses from jumping out?

The tank is a 120g 4x2x2 and will house sps and fairy wrasses (not all added the same time). The lighting will be RO3 pendants, but starting to think about Lumenarcs as well.

I have an eggcrate over my 55 gallon fairy wrasse dominant tank and I have't had a jumper yet, but the smalle fairies might be able to get out.

Scott

snorvich
06/18/2006, 08:52 PM
yes, the large ones simply cannot get through. The small ones either can get through or get stuck. But it is better than nothing for sure.

rick17
06/18/2006, 09:00 PM
does the eggcrate affect the lightning like whit MH do you see a bunch of squares in the bottom of the tank

ClamIAm
06/18/2006, 09:27 PM
At the store I work at we keep tons of wrasses, they jump all the time. I'd imagine many of them could fit through eggcrate, I've seen them jump out through small openings in the lid before.

RichConley
06/19/2006, 09:35 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7585225#post7585225 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by snorvich
yes, the large ones simply cannot get through. The small ones either can get through or get stuck. But it is better than nothing for sure.

Adult fairies can't get through. Only small juvies would even be close.

RichConley
06/19/2006, 09:36 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7585278#post7585278 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by rick17
does the eggcrate affect the lightning like whit MH do you see a bunch of squares in the bottom of the tank

You dont see squares, but you definitely lose a lot of intensity. I think an enclosed hood is a better option.