Holding Down Floating Veggies


    THE HABITAT Well Known Member Member

    Aside from getting a veggie clip has anyone got any other clever ideas for holding down a cucumber or any other veggie that will float to the surface... I used a kabob skewer that held it down well in my 8.8 but was wondering a good solution to feeding my rubberlip in my 55....Thanks
  2. tunafax

    tunafax Well Known Member Member

    I use a weight and just let it sink to the bottom.

    Ironically I use the veggie clip as the weight lol.

    Edit: you can also pin it down with a magnet sponge.
  3. Prism

    Prism Well Known Member Member

    I use a rubber band onto a rock, and it works fine. Hope you can figure it out.

  4. OP

    THE HABITAT Well Known Member Member

    I was thinking about getting 2 small but strong enough magnets to hold them down...but would it be safe for the inhabitants
  5. California L33

    California L33 Well Known Member Member

    If you blanche them they will sink by themselves. I do that with spinach for my snail.
  6. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    I use bamboo skewers or a stainless steel fork.
  7. Dropszecolorlord

    Dropszecolorlord Valued Member Member

    id use a fork
  8. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    fork :)
  9. Grimgore

    Grimgore New Member Member

    Yeah..boiling water helps with the sinking..works a treat for speeding up drift wood water logging process too.
  10. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    I don't use forks, because I'm not sure they are safe.
    Mine are 100% steel forks, and weigh a ton.
  11. OP

    THE HABITAT Well Known Member Member

    i seen the long marshmellow skewers a little while back that are nice n long so hopefully i can still find em....forget what store tho...thanks for the responses!!