free cucumber holder

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tan.b

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its not that inventive, but its free!!

my plants arrived bunched and weighted. well, once the roots were established i removed the weights as they stop the plants naturally spreading. so i have a load of weights ready to go in the bin.........i have cucumber wedged between 2 stones....not ideal, so..................use any left over plant weights to wrap around your cucumber and it will never float or break free again! i guessed they must be tank friendly or they wouldnt use them on aquarium plants. i guess with repeated bending and flexing they wont last forever? but will last me a while as i have loads! just thought i'd share this brainwave with you (i dont have many good ideas!! - so make th most of it!! )

here's mine.... (sorry about the reflections...its a sunny day and even with the curtains closed its still reflecting loads!) - but you get the idea of how its used!!!

Tan
 

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That's a good idea. I use either an elastic band to the rock or stick it on a piece of the fake blue coral I have in each tank. Either way, the BN loves it and gaurds it even against the skunk loaches.
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Tom said:
That's a good idea. I use either an elastic band to the rock or stick it on a piece of the fake blue coral I have in each tank. Either way, the BN loves it and gaurds it even against the skunk loaches.
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good thinking tom!
 

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LOL, that's a great idea! Too bad I've thrown my plant weights away ... :-\ Anyway, I've heard about food clips too. Anyone knows where to get them?
 

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The LFS or Walmart usually has them Isabella. great ideas guys/Girls.
Gunnie uses a screwcumber. Looks like a stainless steel cork screw.
I use these

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sorri to let you down guys But The weights that they tie around Plants are Led. So DOnt keep them on your plants or in your Tank i was Told this very impornt fact by fish store workers.
 

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adamzieger I'm sorry your LFS has given you erroneous advice. Yes it is lead, but it is aquarium safe lead. You can buy the same type of lead strips in packages at the LFS. Have used them for several years for various things in the tank.
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tank safe leads are tungsten-nickel alloys but since the EPA is only worried about birds its still okay for them to sell lead for aquarium plant use i wouldn't use them in my tank but I'm a pessimist and i don't put cucumbers in my tank so i have no need why do you put cucumbers in your tank i see the pleco are they treats or a food supply? Lee
 

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VertigoXLR8R222- Most plecos need the bigger part of their food supply to be vegetable matter to be healthy and cucumbers, zuchinni etc are a good way to do that.
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ha haaaa! In direct violation of copyright x123 x123 x123 x123 bla bla bla. Great idea, and great minds think alike: .

Some people were weary of my brainwave due to the risk of lead poisoning?

As you're always fun to chat to, I won't sue you! 
 

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actually.. that's the wrong copyright number.. the one you gave is actually an automatic pants folder for circus bears. !
 

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FLBettaCouple said:
actually.. that's the wrong copyright number.. the one you gave is actually an automatic pants folder for circus bears. !
Circus bears, vampire tetras and vampire bettas. Whats been going on while I was gone?
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Butterfly said:
FLBettaCouple said:
actually.. that's the wrong copyright number.. the one you gave is actually an automatic pants folder for circus bears. !
Circus bears, vampire tetras and vampire bettas. Whats been going on while I was gone?
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it's all the fish aliens fault! we can't help it! !
 

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Oh so your saying it's all Dinos fault since he's the resident fish alien I got it
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Oh so your saying it's all Dinos fault since he's the resident fish alien I got it
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lol.. i'm not saying anything, i love the fish aliens.. fish aliens are our friends, fish aliens are our friends..
 

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I still think your fish should wear foil hats to protect them from the fish aliens, mine do, and we are all fine!

Land of the Midnight Sun 8)
 

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I still think your fish should wear foil hats to protect them from the fish aliens, mine do, and we are all fine!
Land of the Midnight Sun 8)
it's too late for us.. run, run.. save yourselves! ! hmm.. i vaguely remember something about cucumber holders..
 

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FLBettaCouple said:
actually.. that's the wrong copyright number.. the one you gave is actually an automatic pants folder for circus bears. !
Oooops, hope I don't get sued by Yogi.
 

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armadillo said:
FLBettaCouple said:
actually.. that's the wrong copyright number.. the one you gave is actually an automatic pants folder for circus bears. !
Oooops, hope I don't get sued by Yogi.
Yogi gave up his ancillary rights because Booboo talked him into doing so, the little wuss!
 
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