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Old 02-12-2010, 09:44 PM   #1 
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Tank decorating not going so well!

I'm finally making my sorority tank =] and the theme is Sorority. I'm lame, I know. xD

Today I bought three plastic plants (soft) at Wal-Mart, not realizing that they are the kind you put under the gravel. Well....I don't have/want any gravel in my tank. I have some scattered plastic gems.
I have tried putting gems in the base of the plant, but they are too light. How can I weigh them down? I can't arrange them how I want them but they keep floating away.
-Then I have a regular plastic plant from Petco. It doesn't have a weighted base like some of them do....so it also floats (at least it stays right side up).

My girls need hiding spots that aren't going to float away!!!! I only have two plants that are staying put....how can I weigh the light ones down?

And I got a terra cotta pot (doesn't fit the design at all, but it was REALLY cheap and I can't find any safe caves that fit the theme). How do I prepare that for the tank? I want it right side up so I won't have to fill in the little hole. Do you rinse it with vinegar before putting it in the tank?

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Old 02-12-2010, 09:56 PM   #2 
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http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....ghlight=plants

This is a post from Angelicscars where she glued plants to river rocks with aquarium sealant. I think that would work for you.

I wouldn't rinse the pot in anything but water. They absorb moisture and I'd worry that the vinegar would linger.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #3 
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This is a post from Angelicscars where she glued plants to river rocks with aquarium sealant.

I was just about to suggest gluing plants to large rocks to weigh them down.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:48 PM   #4 
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Hmmm I'll have to find that stuff she used. I'm currently dead broke. Spent all my money on the plants....boy oh boy do I need to get a job.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:15 AM   #5 
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you can also buy suction cups and glue the plants to those and stick em down.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:19 AM   #6 
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Thats true too. Hmmmm.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:46 AM   #7 
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You can use a hot glue gun too, as long as the glue is clear. Well, assuming you have a hot glue gun.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:24 PM   #8 
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Like with regular glue? I have a glue gun and the sticks are clear...those are aquarium safe?
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Yeah...
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:31 PM   #10 
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Cool! I'm glad to know that!
Guess what I found at my LFS (not petco)? Plant Sinkers! They are just little metal bends you twist around the base of the plant! Aquarium safe (made for aquariums).
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