Fish in the Overflow box - any tricks to gettimg him out?

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    CMOS

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    Howdy All,

    Well darned if my new 6-line wrasse didn't wind up in the overflow box when we got up this AM.

    Are there any secret tricks to getting a fish out of the overflow???


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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Try a small net. If there is no room you can try pulling your durso drain and see if you can flush him down into the sump.
     
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    Success!

    I got 2 small nets and rigged 12" extensions to them. Basically chased him from one end of the OFB to the other and and was able to get him. Whew! :Cheers:

    Thanks for the suggestion. Might need that next time.

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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Pulling the durso and netting him in the water stream of the overflow is probably the least stressful way to get at them.
     
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