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Best Way To Anchor Veggies To The Bottom?

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Hi everyone,

I gave my snail and BN a raw cucumber chunk for the first time the other day. It wizzed around on the surface, so I wedged it between two rocks. That went o.k, but today I can't get that method to work. The chunk keeps floating. Should I be cooking it to make it sink, or doing something else? It'd be handy to know this, as I'd like to see what other veggie chunks they may like, like carrot???

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Snails like carrot, sweet (orange) potatoe and pumpkin. Garion kept garden snails who enjoyed cucumber although I haven't tried it with our water snails. I have tried cucumber with goldies and they eat it if it is cooked first. Weird eh? cooking cucumber.

I cook all the veges first until they become waterlogged and sink. It only takes a few minutes of boiling.

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another tip to get them to sink is to get a rock or river stone put the food on top and place an elastic band on it then the rock sinks and the food has to go with it lol :D

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Or get plastic suction clips that will stick on any tank glass surface including the bottom.

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Or get plastic suction clips that will stick on any tank glass surface including the bottom.

Trinket i was thinking about that too but what if you want it on the tank floor and have substrate of some kind? i think that is a bit had unles you are barebottom

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Just make a gap in substrate and stick it down :)

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I take a plastic stick that came in a pumpkin carving pack (it's not sharp) and put it through the cucumber.

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now i am being smart but what if substrate caves in right over your food on the bottom

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Dan- if you have deep substrate you are absolutely right it is very difficult to build a bank and clear a space without it caving in, or for that matter the fish disturbing the gravel and it all piling on top.. :rolleyes:

Here's one idea. Thinner substrate and make a space like a pond to feed.

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I usually use plastic clips with the suction cups, but for the kinds that don't fit (like brussel sprouts), I spear with a plant anchor - one of those bendable lead strips used to wrap around the base of a plant to keep it down. You have to be careful, though, that you smooth the ends with a file and tuck them in tight so there are no sharp, pointy edges for the fish to hurt themselves on.

Lisa

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I use a regular food clip but dont attach it to anything. I tie a string to it and clip the food on and drop it in. it goes to the bottom and stays there. I pull it out with the string. :D I also have tongs to reach the bottom with.

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Dan- if you have deep substrate you are absolutely right it is very difficult to build a bank and clear a space without it caving in, or for that matter the fish disturbing the gravel and it all piling on top.. :rolleyes:

Here's one idea. Thinner substrate and make a space like a pond to feed.

P1020524-1.jpg

i know what you mean but the problem with my tank is that it is planted so the gravel not too deep but deep enough lol so when i try that it caves in and also my goldies are very fussy they see glass and they all push the gravel over the glass again it is quite funny lol

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I use a regular food clip but dont attach it to anything. I tie a string to it and clip the food on and drop it in. it goes to the bottom and stays there. I pull it out with the string. :D I also have tongs to reach the bottom with.

that is a good idea...but i would worry about that spring in the clip getting rusted and polluting the water...

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hi to ya all, i dont no if this will help u at all but i put my cucumber on a fork and that sinks to the bottom, my hubby has been doing this for months with his fish(cichlids). ido it with my goldies, but a bit wary wen it comes to the bubble fish.

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I use a regular food clip but dont attach it to anything. I tie a string to it and clip the food on and drop it in. it goes to the bottom and stays there. I pull it out with the string. :D I also have tongs to reach the bottom with.

that is a good idea...but i would worry about that spring in the clip getting rusted and polluting the water...

well i suppose that u would change the clip all the time so it wont go rusty

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