:( my cuttlefish met his demise

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  1. know-it-all

    know-it-all O. vulgaris Registered

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    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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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry to hear of your loss :(

    How long have you had your cuttlefish?

    Nancy
     
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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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    Sorry to hear about your loss, don't feel too bad as long as you learn from your mistake :)
     
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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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    Protein skimmer... Not a pretty way to go! Sorry bout' ur cuttle dude.
     
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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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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :( Sorry to hear!

    Carol
     
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    Looks cool...yeah, that is a bit of work with acrylic !!!!
     
  13. know-it-all

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    thanks,

    hopefully when it's finished, I can get someone with a dig camera to
    post some pics of it.
     

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