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09-11-2010, 10:01 PM
Originally Posted by Tom@HaslettMI
If he's slipping between the teeth of the overflow... go to a hobby store (like Michael's) and get "plastic canvas mesh". It comes in 1 foot squares and costs less than $2. Bring it home, cut strips slightly longer than the slots in the overflow, and use plastic clips (the ones that come attached to dress shirts work really well) to hold them in place. They should keep your goby safe.
They will, with time, get clogged with algae and detritus so be sure to clean them as needed.
+1 on the mesh that Tom suggested. It comes in various mesh sizes too. (Usually by color) Get the largest size that is smaller than your goby and it won't clog as often. I use the same mesh around my stand pipes in my breeding tanks and it works great. As the juveniles grow I increase the mesh size and the flow.
FWIW, the mesh is used for needlepoint type projects and you can find it in that area of Michael's or most fabric stores.
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