Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. Default DIY Floating Leaves!


    1 Not allowed!
    I know it sounds strange but I had a problem that lead me to this, not sure if anyone has ever done this! Real floating plants were not working, roots and pieces would fall off and get trapped in the tank. The only plastic floating plants that I found were made for terrariums and the roots looked too fake.

    I wanted some shade for my fish without the hassle, so I came up with this idea! (I cut off the leaves from a Fluval plant that I bought, I find theirs look more realistic.)

    photo(2).JPG

    Materials

    -Hot glue gun or aquarium silicone (hot glue is easier to apply)
    -Small pieces of foam that will float, small enough to place in the centre, cut to size
    (I used pre-cut foam used for scrap-booking)
    -Plastic leaves (You will need two of each leaf to create one floating leaf)

    Instructions

    1. Place the foam on the inner part of one leaf
    2. Silicone/glue very close around the whole edge of the leaf
    3. Take the second leaf and place over the leaf with glue on it
    4. Squeeze the edges together to create a bond and allow it to dry

    Now you have floating leaves!

    photo(3).JPG
    Last edited by fish gazer; 07-11-2014 at 02:47 AM.
    I watch fish. Really. I just sit and stare.

    Hardscaped 29G: 12 Harlequin Rasbora, 3 Diamond Tetra, 1 Bolivian Ram, 1 Cockatoo Apisto, 1 Crowntail Betta, 6 Peppered Cory, 1 BN Pleco

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    That's a great idea. I wonder what could be used to mimic roots.
    Ricky

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks! I thought about it too but couldn't figure anything out! I love the look of water lettuce but that would be difficult to replicate, leaves seemed much easier for now.
    I watch fish. Really. I just sit and stare.

    Hardscaped 29G: 12 Harlequin Rasbora, 3 Diamond Tetra, 1 Bolivian Ram, 1 Cockatoo Apisto, 1 Crowntail Betta, 6 Peppered Cory, 1 BN Pleco

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    228
    Never shake a baby birrrrrrrd! - rebecca_finny Safe travels, Shenzi! - rebecca_finny Just Saying Thanks! - Plecos Here's some candy for your candy bag. - mommy1 More candy for your candy bag - mommy1 
    Here is some pumpkin pie, thanks for playing - mommy1 Merry Xmas To You! - Sandz Sorry for your loss - Slaphppy7 Merry Christmas to you too! - mommy1 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Plecos 
    Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - rebecca_finny 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Nice! A lot of my fake plants become dislodged via my two plecos and inadvertently become floating plants. Lmao

  5. #5

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I love the idea of that :)
    Now to buy some plants..........

  6. #6

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Great idea! Gronlaura needs to see this. She is our fake plant expert and would love this.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    3,493

    Awards Showcase

    Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 superbowl 2014 - cm12setx Here's to the retired life! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Have another tetra just because ;-) - steeler58 
    Thanks for the plants! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the rep ;-) - steeler58 Get well soon! - RiversGirl Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Plecos Happy Safe Delivery! - Rue 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Nice idea, and so simple to do.

  8. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    It is so simple, you can use any plant leaves you want. I would stay away from the silk type, I think it will look droopy in the water, but maybe that's a good look, who knows!
    I watch fish. Really. I just sit and stare.

    Hardscaped 29G: 12 Harlequin Rasbora, 3 Diamond Tetra, 1 Bolivian Ram, 1 Cockatoo Apisto, 1 Crowntail Betta, 6 Peppered Cory, 1 BN Pleco

  9. #9

    Default


    3 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Great idea! Gronlaura needs to see this. She is our fake plant expert and would love this.
    Great idea! I love DIY plant stuff! Unfortunately, my current would send them all over the tank! The only change I would make is to use aquarium silicone, as you don't know what's in the glue stick.
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Wild Caught BNP, Mystery Snail
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras, Peacock Gudgeon
    10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  10. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    All that to say, I haven't tried it in the aquarium yet! I have a HOB and a current, I'll keep my fingers crossed!
    I watch fish. Really. I just sit and stare.

    Hardscaped 29G: 12 Harlequin Rasbora, 3 Diamond Tetra, 1 Bolivian Ram, 1 Cockatoo Apisto, 1 Crowntail Betta, 6 Peppered Cory, 1 BN Pleco

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •