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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 02:40 PM
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Why bother. Why not just make a DIY cover and not spend the money.

You could use anything ranging from a piece of cut plexiglass to a yard stick depending on personal preference.
Because for the price of cut plexiglass or a yardstick, you can get one and maybe two or three (in the case of plexiglass) new plastic strips.
Dude, he's just trying to fill the gap. You can buy a 2" wide wooden slat from any hardward store for like $0.47. Don't tell me buying a new plastic strip is cheaper :roll:

Sorry Eds, had to add wood to the old fire there. I didn't see why you needed to spend money buying a new plastic strip for something so simple as covering up the tiny gap in the back of the tank.

Great to hear about the killies. Many of them are very hardy little fish. :P
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Well, heck, dude, why not just use some aluminum foil or Saran Wrap, then? Certainly they'd fare better against the moisture and condensation than a piece of wood. :roll:
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Great thinking :P .... an old ruler would work too, or you could cut an old hockey stick, or a piece of vinyl siding, a car bumper, a shoe, some meat loaf, any of these things will block that small gap and keep the fish in the tank... all are plausible and cheap answers to what eds was inquiring about instead of investing in a new plastic strip.

I'll let you get the last word though:
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Uh - I have to respectfully suggest that meatloaf might not be the best choice. Might train any little carnivores to jump to obtain food. Then when they eat a hole in the ground beef tank cover, they might continue their jumping and escape. Moreover, if one wanted to go the protein route, thinly sliced deli meats might present an aestetically preferable option to meat loaf.

Moreover, salts from the meats might help create a brackish environment...

OTOH - my wife did say she wore out a pair of shoes the other day...

Am I gonna have to separate you two?
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I'll let you get the last word though:
And make an arsonist out of you? I wouldn't think of it. You rekindled some and such "fire", you can douse the flames. I didn't realize it was that heated of an issue, anyways (certainly nothing worth an eye roll, in any case...).
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Sorry Eds, had to add wood to the old fire there.
Don't worry if you're still not making the connection. Let's just let this issue die.
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And die it shall. I'm locking the thread as the original questions appear to have been answered.
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