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Old 04-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #31 
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If your tank is not cycled it is probably OK to leave with the filter switched off. How about take the whole filter box out while you're gone and cover the tank with some sort of temporary lid? The only worry is the filter goes crazy if the water level is too low and it will definitely go too low because of evaporation in 7 days. So, no filter seems like a better idea.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #32 
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just want to let you know that no problem happened while I was away A friend came to fill up the tanks.

BUT, tonight, I almost lost a fish again because of that pipe! I swear, the sponge are filling the holes like Eiksaa showed. My fish is really small and curious. So be cautious!! I took off the filter from fluvial this time and put the i25 marina instead.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:31 PM   #33 
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Bumping this to say thanks! to meve for starting this thread and Eiksaa to posting their solution.

I went into panic when my way over-priced betta disappeared while I was sitting at my desk next to him. Google brought me here and I was able to pull him out of the pipe just in time.

I happened to have some sponge laying around which is working perfectly.

On a side note...wth Hagen? There's 3 posts about this on their blog and they seem to shrug it off.

Anyway....thanks again. You all saved my sanity and my betta.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #34 
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Would it be possible to cut something up and blockthat area? Like some sponge? :o
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