Large koi distressed after being stuck in skimmer box

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    On;y problem with installing these fish-saving baffles is that they also keep out the large debris that should go into the skimmer. They defeat the purpose of a skimmer.
     
    Meyer Jordan, Aug 22, 2017
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    That's a great idea! We have old shelving like that. And he very well could have broken his back, all that thrashing around in a small space. Thank you.
     
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    I think someone post on this thread or an old on using pvc pipe to prevent the larger fish going in but enough clearing for debrie
     
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    The positioning of the PVC pipe I have across my skimmer, allows debris to flow over it, but keeps my koi out.......actually I guess they could launch themselves over the PVC pipe, but it acts as a deterrent.
     
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    I don't think I'd have a problem pulling stuff from it as long as my fish we're safe.
     
    Beckie, Aug 23, 2017
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    Thank you...I have to try something.
     
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    I'll have my husband look at these suggestions...he's very handy. I like the closet shelf piece idea too that someone else posted.
     
    Beckie, Aug 23, 2017
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