I have a small corner filter for my quarantine tank. It wants to float up from the bottom and isn't very attractive. Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep it anchored to the bottom? Also, is their any way I can decorate the filter to make it look more natural in the tank?
It could be that there are air bubbles in there. If there is a sponge in it try squeezing it out underwater to get rid of air. Otherwise just cuss at it until it stays : (that's my strategy. ;D) (well not really...
:-\ No there is no suction cup on it. Is there any way I could get one to put on it? Also, there is nothing in it but filter floss. No sponge, but I am trying to get all the air squeezed out of it. It is still floating. Could I weigh it down with gravel or something? I really need that Q tank. I want to add fish to all my tanks. I will experiment with rocks and gravel and let you know if it works.
I would tie it to a rock or maybe tie a small bag of gravel to the top of it or somehow get it weighted down. As long as it can get water all around it it should be okay. I have some of the PennPlaxCorner filters and they have suction cups in their frame and you just change a filter media cartridge when needed. I bought them for when I am taking medication out of the q tank and leaving fish in to recuperate. I guess the Corner Filter you are using is a different brand than I am familiar with.
I would think any way you can find to anchor it would be fine.
Yup. It's the Lee's. I put the gravel on the bottom, the floss on top of that, and a couple of bigger rocks on top of that. (It didn't work with only the gravel on the bottom of it.) It is now sitting serenely on the bottom of Bessie's tank getting cycled. It just goes to show that where there's a will, there's a way. ;D Thanks for the help. How long do you think it will take to cycle the corner filter, since it is in a cycled tank?
Okie dokie. Maybe I just didn't put enough gravel in it. Thanks for the help. I will look for plants when I go fish shopping. Man, fish and aquarium accessories can get mighty spendy. Sure hope I get done with the spending part soon. Or maybe it never ends. : : :
No more fish except for Andy (gold/silver halfmoon betta) who will be going into the 12 gallon with the loaches and then I will have to put Tuck in there too as he will be homeless or I will put Sleepy and Doc in the 12 with the loaches and Andy (probably just Tuck) It is going to be on this order...