Wondering about way to keep fish from jumping out
I'm thinking of converting my 65g to a riparium, but I'm concerned about jumpers.
I have a thick 'lid' of duckweed and am adding to it to make it even thicker. I know that'll help, but I don't think it can stop everything.
This is an idea I had, this picture. I'm going for a backwater look, the kind of place where the bank overhangs and the bottom is covered in years worth of junk and small fish dart in and out of the shadows.
I was thinking I could build something that sort of puts an overhang on the sides, something I can plant so the roots hang down. It would be covered in vines and moss and ferns and that sort of stuff, and it would have holes in it to let me slide the light through. I need to figure out how high it would have to be to keep fish from ending up on top of it...
How high do you think a tetra or pencilfish can go, straight up? Six inches? More? I'd just feel so bad if I found a poor little thing who'd jumped over the barriers or gotten caught on them and dried up.
I also gotta figure out what to put in front. Maybe I could get some glass cut...
The filters are gonna be full of stuff too, plants and so on.
Last edited by Betta132; 11-13-2015 at 08:08 PM.