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:( my cuttlefish met his demise

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#1
While cleaning my screens on my tank, the little guy
escaped down the overflow and met mister skimmer pump.

While now I know to turn off the pumps while cleaning the screens,
I had to learn the hard way. (I should have know that anyway)

though this is an unfortunate event, I have gotten the "bug" and
rushed out to improve my overflows

(and order an octo from the LFS up the street)
 

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I only had him 1 week.

a little guy, only about 1.5" mantle length

he was just starting to come out when people were in the room.

hopefully, I can get an octo and start over.

I don't think I'm ready for another cuttle yet.
mabey next year
 

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Bummer...yeah , that is all you can do...just not repeat the same mistake twice or thrice...how many times do I look back on what has been done and just shake my head??? Lots.
Sorry about the cuttle...hope the octo works better for you!
greg
 

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Well, it's getting a little easier to live with myself on the next day.

I couldn't sleep,
I just kept thinking about how to make a better sump design.
Perhaps I see a weekend full of fun with acrylic.

thanks for all the replys
 

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Well, perhaps you could send in some pics of your new design, so at least to help us avoid the same disaster. (me especially...trying to talk my wife into a cuttle)
Have fun with the acrylic!
greg
 

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I'll try to get some pic up as soon as I get it drawn up.

It may cost me a fortune, unless I could go into production with them.
 

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OK, got a working sketch

I think it should be about 20 gal refugium
and a 10-15 gal sump

I've added screens to the tank and screens will be between the
refugium and sump
 

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