View Full Version : getting cucumber and zuccini to sink

07-17-2012, 01:11 AM
how in the hell do you get them to sink where my pleco's are?

Goes to 11!
07-17-2012, 01:28 AM
A few ideas come to mind:

* Stick a stainless steel fork in it.
* Rubber band/tie w fishing line to rock or drift wood.
* Wedge under something stable.

Don't forget to remove the uneaten portion after 24 hours.

07-17-2012, 01:28 AM
I just stick a fork in it and it sinks.

07-17-2012, 01:31 AM
I tried sticking it under my driftwood and it didnt work so well.....so I am using the fork method too.....people ask me why there is a fork in my tank when the fish have pulled the zucihini off.

07-17-2012, 03:55 AM
I stick the handle of a spoon through it and slide the cucumber as far down as it will go then just drop it in, it works well.

07-17-2012, 04:13 AM
^Will have to try that because I would bet they wouldnt get the slice off as easily.

Lady Hobbs
07-17-2012, 08:54 AM
I ram a fork in mine, too, and throw it in the tank. If you feed the vegetables raw, it doesn't get mushy so fast and sometimes can stay in the tank two days.

07-17-2012, 09:06 AM
+1 to Lady Hobbs

I go for raw veg and a fork thumbs2:

07-17-2012, 01:59 PM
I use a plastic clothes pin

07-17-2012, 04:28 PM
thank you I ended up putting a slice of zuccini on one tine of the fork and cucumber on the other and they love it. I saw 5 of them chomping away last night thumbs2:

07-17-2012, 06:15 PM
I have had success boiling it for a few minutes, then letting it sit in a cup of the tank water until it sinks in the cup and you know it's ready to go

07-17-2012, 06:57 PM
I use plant weights.
Work a charm. And no fork in the tank. lol

07-17-2012, 06:59 PM
i had left a piece floating at the top and one of the larger pleco's hung from it and sunk it for me lol

07-17-2012, 07:13 PM
thats funny

07-17-2012, 10:05 PM
now i have one who goes to the top and clings to one and rides it down then it swims for the other one lol

I think he just likes the ride lol

Indian Woods Angels
07-17-2012, 10:14 PM
I wrap it in a wet paper towel and nuke it for 15 to 30 seconds to rupture the cells of the veggie.

I use pea paste too. You blanch a batch of peas and peel them. You them slow boil them for 20 minutes and mash them with C powder added. You stick this mash on a spoon and place it on the tank bottom. Carefully.:ssmile: