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#1 TorPeteO

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:22 PM

Alright, how do you get veggies like zucchini to sink so that catfish to eat them? Do you have to tie it to some sort of weight or something to get it to stay down, or can you just let it sit in water and (eventually) it will sink?

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#2 clutterydrawer

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:26 PM

have you blanched it?

#3 TorPeteO

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:48 PM

If "blanched" is the term for putting it in water in the microwave, then yes. I put it in for 30 seconds, which is usually pretty good for heating things. How long do you put it in for?

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 09:47 PM

We attach ours to a rock or a small peice of old pot, use a ruuber band or some cotton

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 09:49 PM

plant weights. ;)

#6 Arashi

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 10:07 PM

We have an overabundance of disposable chopsticks in our apartment :rolleyes: , so I just skewer the veggie and prop in the tank, up against the drftwood. :D :thumbs:

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 07:16 PM

try boiling for a few minutes , it usually works for me.

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 07:52 PM

We have an overabundance of disposable chopsticks in our apartment :rolleyes: , so I just skewer the veggie and prop in the tank, up against the drftwood. :D :thumbs:

OMG arashi!! My fish are going to love you!!! I never thought of that idea but that is FANSTASTIC!!!

Better try it first before I go raving about it huh!!

#9 Arashi

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 10:42 PM

We have an overabundance of disposable chopsticks in our apartment :rolleyes: , so I just skewer the veggie and prop in the tank, up against the drftwood.  :D  :thumbs:

OMG arashi!! My fish are going to love you!!! I never thought of that idea but that is FANSTASTIC!!!

Better try it first before I go raving about it huh!!

Heehee! Thanks Chooklet! :wub: And I seriously thought you guys were going to laugh at me. :D :*)

Let me know how it works out for ya. :nod:

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:58 AM

i just use the wire that plants are weighed down with. i stick it up through the middle of the cucumber or zucchini or whatever and loop it around the edge and then just shove it in the ground :thumbs:

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 01:42 PM

I went out and bought a veggie clip. It's in the shape of a clown fish, which I thought was pretty dumb at the time, but the more I looked at it, the cuter it got.
And no, it's not Nemo. It's just a random little beady eyed clown fish :P
It suction cups onto the glass inside and I just clip on the veggie. Pretty simple and convenient.
I think it was like 2, maybe 3 dollars.

#12 ryan

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 01:57 PM

I use the weights that come on the stems of bunched plants, just push them through the cucumber and chuck it in and away it sinks. :)

#13 fishdudein

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 04:49 AM

Never thought of chopsticks, I use wooden bbq skewers (snip off the sharp pokey-end). Plant weights are good, too, and I have also pushed a piece of gravel into the zucchini (has to be the right size though...too small doesn't do anything, too large splits the zucchini)

#14 HotStuffGal

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 02:41 PM

Quite Easilly.

You Get Weights Made To Hold Plants down and You Wrap It Around The Zucchini.

Don't Worry ABout Your Fish They WIll Totally Ignore The Weight.

It Looks Like a Hair tie...But Metal.

#15 Ivan Sloshed

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:03 PM

I use two Plant Weights one with fishing line attached so you can retreve it, push one in each side of a Cucumber slice.
heres a pic of my pleco eating some
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He sure loves Cucumber
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#16 Lestat

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 01:51 AM

How long is it safe to leave veggie in tank?

#17 Talz

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 02:14 AM

How long is it safe to leave veggie in tank?


I wouldent leave it in for any more then a day myself, after that take out all the uneaten portions.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:30 PM

We don't have uneaten portions, we go through a whole cucumber every 5 days.

Easiest way to make it sink is to spear it on an ordinary dinner knife. Get some cheap ones at the local charity shop/thrift store.

#19 Lateral Line

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:58 AM

I received a "Report this post" e-mail. Reading the report, I am assuming the reporter meant to press "Reply" rather then "Report".

i don't know about anyone else but cutting a slice of and putting it in some water and microwave for a minute or so does the trick i don't have to wiegh it down at all it just slowly sinks to the bottom and i collect the rind that they have left at the end of the second or so.



#20 Inchworm

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:59 AM

I got the email too. It's an easy mistake to make and I've done it myself! :lol:

But, to answer the topic, I bought some vegetable clips at the lfs that have a suction cup on the back. I just have to put the vegetable in the clip and stick it on the side of the tank at whatever height I want to keep it at. It works well and the food stays in one place all the time.

It was well worth the dollar or two they cost. :D




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