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Old 06-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #1 
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Plastic Mesh Hammocks

So I learned this from a video on youtube but I am now unable to watch it, and some of you may also be unable to watch it ,so here is 'how to' with pictures.

So here is what you will need
1: Plastic mesh
2.Scissors
3.bread twisties or fishing line
4. a suction cup

#1 you need to cut it to the preferred size and then bend it as shown
#2 if you use the twisty you will need to twist the 2 corners together, if you use fishing line, tie them, a knot on each corner.
#3 make sure all the sharp edges are removed, i cut them off...
#4 it should look like this now... no sharp edges and the corners are connected
#5 cut out a hole for the non-suction cuppy side of the suction cup, make it a bit small so its snug!
#6 insert the suctions cup, and now you have a fish hammock.

if you would like to (if you find the video on youtube it may help better idk) but you can tie a piece of plant to the top of the front side and then your fish can hide in there... my fish like to hide in it lol.

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Old 06-14-2012, 11:04 AM   #2 
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I love this idea. Have you seen your bettas using the hammocks?
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #3 
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I wonder if you could attach some kind of moss to the hammock to hide the fact that it was human made.

I just prefer natural looking things.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #4 
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yes, my bettas literally ALWAYS use them.... i have to feed them in it because they rarely leave it lol... :P see the top picture? that is Sister and Poseidon leaving theirs lol... and as for the moss, im sure you could, no doubt. i actually would (if possible) weave it in and out of the holes....obviously Mesh and Fishing line are my favorite un aquarium related tools lol....


BTW there are ups and downs to both the twisties and the fishing line, the twisty is MUCH easier to handle, but it rusts... and the fishing line looks good because it is virtually invisible, but it can sometimes cut through the mesh...


@Tigress ... im sure if you bought green mesh and let the moss take it over it would look natural... or you can just.. tie it all around the hammock...

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:18 AM   #5 
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:o I'm certainly going to have to try this! I have one boy with fins that are just too heavy for him. Thanks for posting this!!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:23 AM   #6 
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your welcome :) i figured not many have seen these yet, so i would share my knowledge. lol. ALL of my bettas use theirs, its really rewarding to see them use something you made XP and mine sleep in theirs...
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #7 
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That is a cute idea. And looks easy to do, bonus!

I've tried the store bought leaf hammock in 3 of my 4 bettas tanks...the first two ignored it, the third loves it. I was really suprised my halfmoon didn't like it, as I tend to see him resting/posing on his decor all the time.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #8 
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lol,yeah it is really easy, and cheap, for like the price of 4 leaf hammocks you can make like 20 lol... (i take twisties from the produce isle in my grocery store) and my bettas each use them....

my bettas still occasionally use the decor instead also..
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #9 
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cute idea, might have to try it!
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:18 AM   #10 
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I was serriously eyeing my mesh like "this would make a cool hammok" thanks for this!
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