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Old 02-09-2011, 08:58 PM   #1 
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Homemade Leaf Hammocks

Thanks to some great suggestions from the awesome people on here, I decided to make my own leaf hammocks. :) I got a bunch of fake leaves(without metal) at walmart for a dollar. I bought a pack of 8 suction cups at a craft store for $3. And the aquarium silicone I used was $6 at petsmart.

I used a tack to pierce holes in the suction cups for the leaf stems to go into. I also used one end of a pair of small scissors(the ones you use to cut hair) to poke inside the hole and carve out a bigger hole for the stems. It was kind of a dicey process so try not to cut yourself if you decide to do this lol. Then I dabbed a small amount of silicone in the hole and shoved the stem in there. I let it dry for 24 hours then they were good to go.

Here are the supplies I used...

Finished product...

I made leaf hammocks for all my boys in my 14G...

Senor Fiesta

Isis

Roussea


I haven't seen the boys use them yet, but when I do, I'll be sure to post pics!
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:05 PM   #2 
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Try putting them a bit closer to the surface. They look like if you scooted them up about halfway between where they are now and the surface that they'd be perfect. They'll be more likely to use them that way. The point of them is for them to be able to breathe from the surface without swimming upwards at all. Great job! I may remake mine sometime. Those look way better than mine.
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Alright, I'll scoot them up! And thanks, it took me a while to do them and get them right.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:16 PM   #4 
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:( I can't see the pictures at all.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:25 PM   #5 
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You're welcome. Mine like it so that their backs touch the surface when they're lying on them.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:56 PM   #6 
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Sweeda - It worked! Senor Fiesta was resting on the leaf, but as soon as I came over with the camera he swam to the front to flare at me. Darn. lol

Gienah - What are you seeing instead of the pictures? I think everyone else can see them..could be an error somewhere.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:00 PM   #7 
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Nice! =] I like the finished product and I'm glad that your fish are enjoying it! =]

A suggestion though: If you wanna skip the poking and prying part then look for heater suction cups at the pet store. ;]
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:05 PM   #8 
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lol, senor fiesta = epic name
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:21 PM   #9 
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Good idea wallywest! Because I seriously almost cut myself a few times.. lol

Thanks peaches lol I like humorous names.. He just looks like a fish with a spanish accent. haha
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:57 AM   #10 
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Beautiful boys, awesome hammocks! I believe I shall try this. I'm concerned about my dividers... The middle section would need to have the hammock attached to the plastic divider. I don't see why the suction cup wouldn't be able to attach, though... I'll have to try and see. Thanks for the awesome idea!
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