Extra space for eggs with out lower water levels.

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Extra space for eggs with out lower water levels.

Postby Pamelajo on Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:36 pm

I bought a previously owned tank and the hood had most of the plastic pieces removed. Needed something to cover back, but also did not want to lower my water too much for eggs because of heater. Anyway found and individual silverware holder that fits together with others to make big one. Fits perfectly over gap in back of my 32 gal tank and has a little lip that you can hook under lights. Several snails have laid their eggs in there and it is easy to remove to retrieve the eggs. Still gives them the space they need without lowering the tank water. Cana tried it out last week and my brigs have used it too.
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Postby luvfishies on Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:34 am

Pam, this sounds really neat.

Any chance of a picture? (you could email it to me and I could host it, or just use photobucket)
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Postby Pamelajo on Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:58 am

I will see what I can do.
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Postby Pamelajo on Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:16 am

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Postby luvfishies on Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:28 am

Oh cool, I've seen those at Dollarama, and use them in my drawers!

What a great idea to keep the tank escape-proofed, and provide extra laying space!
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Postby Pamelajo on Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:31 am

I was racking my brain trying to figure out what to use and we had some at work we were not using anymore.
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Postby Pamelajo on Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:34 am

Another reused item, us snailers are so good at recycling stuff.
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Postby firefly on Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:17 am

What a great idea!! I may have to use that in my tanks that can't have much egg room because then the filter won't run.

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Postby terribryant on Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:19 pm

This is brilliant! I'll try it right away.

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Postby Melody on Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:29 am

I wouldn't have thought of that in a zillion years - what a resourceful chick you are! :D
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Postby Pamelajo on Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:09 am

Thanks guys. On my 32 I can actually hook it under the light.
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awesome

Postby cory dawg on Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:46 pm

What a great idea......You are a genius. I will have to try something of the sort.
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Postby Pamelajo on Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:24 pm

Thanks.
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Re: Extra space for eggs with out lower water levels.

Postby EllyHood on Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:05 am

Any chance you can log into your photobucket so the pictures can be viewed? I'd love to see how you have this set up!
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Re: Extra space for eggs with out lower water levels.

Postby Pamelajo on Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:43 pm

Hi Elly,
I think I deleted it. If you go to a dollar store and pickup one of the silverware containers you put in the drawer. It is not the full on though, it is an individual one. At the back of tank with plastic lid you have the flat piece of plastic that has the cut out for hang on the back filters, heater cords etc. Mine had been removed on this tank so I just put the individual silverware containers over those holes. Here is a pic and I used the long skinny ones.
http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Page ... D=RP091340
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