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  1. #11

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    5/8" ID, about 30 inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    5/8" ID, about 30 inches.
    The one I linked would work great.
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    For veggies I would use a halibut hook tied to a piece of nylon string. Measure the string to the length of your water column or just a little lower and tie it to a cork. So you just drop it in, the hook is big enough to not hurt your fish and you just pull it up by the string when it's time to take it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    For veggies I would use a halibut hook tied to a piece of nylon string. Measure the string to the length of your water column or just a little lower and tie it to a cork. So you just drop it in, the hook is big enough to not hurt your fish and you just pull it up by the string when it's time to take it out.
    I just googled halibut hook, that hook scares me! I like my little veggie picker-upper but then again, it looks like I'm going spear fishing with that thing...urgghh...
    I watch fish. Really. I just sit and stare.

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    To be honest, if the veggie is floating through the current or not anchored in any way, I don't see how a pleco could really get enough leverage to really "munch"...I'll use the BBQ forks/skewers for all my veggie feeding

    Leave the rind, or skin, on whatever veggie you offer...it'll usually stay on the fork, after the tender center has been eaten away...then just gently lift out the fork and rind remnants that are still attached

    This has been my experience, anyway, with veggies like cucumber, zucchini, squash, eggplant

    Broccoli and cauliflower are different, though...no rind to pierce, so I try to serve these raw, with the fork tine right through the middle of the floret...still, they'll scatter it about while feeding upon it
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    To keep it sinking, I pre-chopped up zucchini into rather thick pieces and froze it, I will defrost it before putting it in the tank. I'm going to see how it works tomorrow night for my Otos, hopefully they will notice it and try it out. Do you suggest I let it sit on the sand or attach it with a suction cup to the side of the aquarium???
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    Have you posted a pic of this tank yet, and how it is filtered?...sorry if I missed it

    Depending on your current and hardscaping, it could be swept away into a place where the remnants are not easily retrievable

    You don't want a sizable chunk of any veggie matter eventually rotting in the tank for days and days, I usually will only leave fresh veggie matter in my tank for 2 days, max...broccolli and some other veggies may foul the water more quickly than that

    Any way/device you can use to retrieve uneaten veggie matter after a day or two is advisable, IMO
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    Sorry, no pic yet! I have an aquaclear 70 and a magnum 250 set up in the corner. I have a very simple layout and I can see everything that's in the tank, just 2 pieces of driftwood, some flat rocks, and a few fake plants.

    I was planning on only keeping the veggies in there overnight max.
    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

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    i like your idea of the tank cleaner i just use a dishwashing pad :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by afro123 View Post
    i like your idea of the tank cleaner i just use a dishwashing pad :P
    Oh ya, those could work too, except the dishwashing ones that look like actual algae pads, they tend to leak green or blue colours.
    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

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