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open top tanks

> There seems to be several people considering open top tanks.  I
> recommend you plan for some way to keep the fish from jumping out of
> the tank.  I've had SAE's, cardinals, praecox rainbows, and hatchets
> (no surprise there) launch themselves out of my open top tank.  In
> most cases I found them before it was too late but I did lose a
> couple, most notably a large SAE.  In another case I purchased a mated
> pair of clownfish for my open top reef.  The next morning I found the
> male on the floor.  I didn't even know clownfish could jump, maybe
> there was a domestic quarrel...
> I think I read that George Booth constructed a plexiglass fence around
> his open top tank to keep the fish in.
> Don