New tank Air pipe problem!

  1. SabrinaBrook Well Known Member Member

    http://imgur.com/dohsRQi
    As you can see i have just tied panty hose around the pipe and to my heater because
    i just found my betta stuck inside the pipe! A little bit of his tail was sticking out and thats
    how i pulled him out :( He is fine and even seems annoyed that i have covered the hole lol
    But my question to you all is how do i cover the hole a better way? I don't think having the
    panty hose tied to the heater is very safe but in my panic its all i could think of! Any
    suggestions would be great please.
     
  2. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Filter material should work, although I must admit that's very resourceful of you, and I'm not sure if there's anything wrong with having them there besides detracting from the look of the tank, unless maybe the cloth has soap residue if freshly washed? I'm not sure on that one but just keep an eye out

    If you wash a different piece of cloth with just hot water and really really wash it out, that may be better
     

  3. SabrinaBrook Well Known Member Member

    Hi Cody, its a panty hose never been worn. I did just have a thought though, could i put a rubber band around the pipe and panty hose? Or is rubber harmful? And thank you :)
     
  4. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Yep that'll work, so long as the rubber band has never come in contact with any chemicals or soap. People sometimes use rubber bands to attach plants to driftwood when rope isn't available.
     

  5. Aichmalotizo Well Known Member Member

    Zip tie would also work, but way harder to remove
     
  6. SabrinaBrook Well Known Member Member

    I have chose to go with the rubber band for the time being as its all i have around
    the house. Zip tie would be perfect except getting it off when i needed too, but thanks! I think i might look into some rope for the long term :)
     
  7. Aichmalotizo Well Known Member Member

    I don't see rope being any better than rubber. Honestly rope would probably be worse, it would soak up the water and begin y9 decay far quicker than the rubber will harden on a rubber band.
     

  8. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    I have to agree, rope is good for plants because it DOES decay over time, and by that time the plant should be firmly rooted to whatever it's on, but for something like this a rubber band will be most convenient.