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Old 02-09-2010, 08:47 AM   #1 
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Things to float & make bubble nests in?

I have one guy who is constantly building bubble nests (like THE second I stop changing his water). He is on the side of the filter (which he CHOSE - he jumped the divider and started building bubble nests behind the filter - thank God that side was empty!) so he has a hard time keeping a bubble nest. Can you guys recommend something flat that I can float at the top that will allow him to make a nest under it? I cut off a couple of large leaves from a silk plant but they always end up sinking. Would it be ok to buy a large leafed plastic plant and float that at the top (just a leaf)? I don't have much clearance at all between the water and top of the lid.

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #2 
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I would use a styrofoam cup cut in half.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:31 PM   #3 
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Salvinia is awesome for this. My gourami's salvinia bubblenests would span a good chunk of my 20g. The plant has really fine, fuzzy roots and fuzzy under-leaves that the bubbles cling to.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:41 PM   #4 
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Salvinia is awesome for this. My gourami's salvinia bubblenests would span a good chunk of my 20g. The plant has really fine, fuzzy roots and fuzzy under-leaves that the bubbles cling to.
This is a live plant, right? My tank is small (divided 6.6 gal, only about 9" tall) with fluorescent light. Would it do well in there?
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:35 PM   #5 
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Yeah the leaves are only about 1cm long... basically like oversized duckweed. It grows fine under fluorescents in all my tanks from 2.5g - 20g. I think that since it sits on the surface you don't exactly need a lot of wattage to light it wheras underwater plants get refracted light and therefore need a lot more.

You should be able to find some by posting on craigslist or a local aquarium forum.... it grows like crazy in peoples aquariums and ponds so you should get a sizeable portion for very cheap if not free. Or if you have to order it then you can sell off all the excess lol! It's nice too because unless duckweed if you want it out of the tank you can just scoop it out easily rather than torching the tank lol.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:28 PM   #6 
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I've seen fake log things that float at a family run pet store near me. They can hide in it and build bubblenests.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:32 PM   #7 
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U can use bubble wrap, that's what I'm using right now, the nest is held there with the eggs. Just cut it to size and it should float, I positioned mine on the corner of a plant so it's held in the same place and there's room for mating underneath it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:58 PM   #8 
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These floating logs are awesome that they sell at legit fish stores. Its a hollow log that floats and on the top of it theres a hole for feeding// bubble nests. Its really good looking in my opinion :D
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