Octo proof overflow/U Tube

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Have scoured the previous post database, and need to know if anyone has ever came up with a solution to covering either the overflow or the U tube. Had fiberglass screen on my U tube and regardless of cleaning it can clog any time it feels like it. Tried to widen the gage to no effect and started wondering if that was not a bad idea in the first place. That stuff I now believe is an alien reject from Star Trek!!!!!

Alll advice is appreciated! :D
 

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If it's a big octo just put the overflow all the way to the top of the glass. It shouldnt be able to squeeze its beak through. Ive also heard of puting a bioball in the U tube. Hope that helps! :)
 

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Thanks BOE
It's a Bimac and a wee little 2 month old at that. I do not want to restrict water flow, as much as possible, and every screen I have tried is a nightmare.

I don't mind cleaning them if it works!
 

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I had a little baby first and althoug i dont have an overflow i have alot of pipes comming in and out of the tank which meant alot of little crevises that i had to make escape proof...

The answer...

FLY WIRE... and marine safe silicon.

i was able to seal the whole tank, and when I get my new tank in a couple of weeks with the overflow I gonna do the same thing... leave the exiting screen on though if I were you and put the fly wire over it, you will have to clean it every day probably but as soon as the octo i big enough you want to be able to just take the fly wire off with as little hassle as possible - if the old screen already there you'll have no worries!

Hope this helps..

:D
 

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Appreciate the advice!

Went to a local store with the wife and picked up a needle point weaving thingy. (sorry not my area of study) I removed a series of connecting joints? And Viola' no more resistance on the suction. I Attached by cable tie, and so far really good results. :D

However, as with the last screen experience, I have little faith. But, so far so good!

Tnx, will definately will keep your post in mind if I have to go to plan C or is it G no wait K! :bonk:
 

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BTW - krogey what is FLY WIRE. Sorry but I live in the states, Florida, and the only thing I think of is mosquito netting. Is that about the same?
 

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Fly screen maybe...

the stuff that goes over windows etc to keep flys out... do you have flies in Florida :D
 

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nope synthetic fibre, do you guys have metal fly wire over your windows?? I need to get out more... hehehe :oops:
 

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both are easy to find at lowes/home depot/any hardware type place you like.... (i know after rescreening many a window for my folks as a youth) i imagine the synthetic is easier to work with.....
 

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