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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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special rubberbands?

i want to attach some plants to driftwood. is there anything to watch for when using rubberbands? can i just buy any cheap rubberbands?
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I would recommend cotton thread. it's completely biodegradable and almost invisible

rubber bands tend to fall apart under water
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I wouldn't take a chance with rubber bands. I'd try some black sewing thread like aokashi has recommended.

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i fumble with the thread and my eye sight is not as good as it used to be. im looking for a simpler alternative.

i went to the local drug store and just bought cheap rubber bands. ill rinse them and give it a shot.

ty for your replies.
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I've used rubber bands before, they simply fall apart underwater :(
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maybe ill buy zip ties and just put them on lightly. i dont know. i cant tie knots easily with thread. =(
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How about fishing line?

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I have been using 100% cotton thread with success. You need to use a lot to bind it as in 15-20 loops. The hardest ones to bind are java moss as the rhizome and the space between each node/branch is close. I use a tweezer to navigate the threads and tie the hariy roots to the rock/driftwood in between each node to ensure success.

The best ones to bind are those with long hairy roots, so I'd learn not to trim them but to bind them wrapping them around the rock/driftwood to aid with bonding.

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you can bind it with super glue. it's 100% aquarium safe when dry.
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ok maybe ill try super glue too when the rubber bands start to go. do you just wipe the plant and rock dry and glue it?

i would think it would have to be super dry to glue?
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