So, I bought my little Jean-Luc one of the Leaf Hammock thingies yesterday and put it into his 2 gallon bowl/tank. I had the leaf firmly in the hole on the suction cup, and it firmly on the side of his bowl. I leave him alone to explore it, and I eventually go back to the kitchen to get something and notice that the leaf has fallen out. So, I put it back together and left him alone. Repeat this process for about another hour and then I removed the leaf entirely.
Should I do that even though the glue has tended to stink up his tank? I used it on one of the pirate skull decorations to cover the top of his bubbler and the skull ended up falling off but I can't get the glue off. So, the skull is just sitting in the bottom of his tank with the glue stinking up the bowl. Would that glue help keep the leaf on?
I said AQUARIUM SILICONE. Using regular glue is NOT safe. If ANYTHING in your tank has regular glue on it, it should be removed immediately. If you use aquarium silicone, you need to let it sit for 24 hours to cure before putting it in the tank. Good luck!
If you don't want to glue the leaf back in, you could use another broad artificial leaf for the hammock. My nearest pet store didn't stock these, so I just bought a silk aquarium plant with six nice big leaves on it, cut one leaf off leaving about a half inch of stem, doubled the stem over on top of itself, and shoved this into the hole on the suction cup. With the stem being double thick, it stays in very firmly. Just a thought if you have some old plants laying around.
Guys I meant aquarium sealant...my bad for not saying this.
I don't have any old plants because the last time I had a real plant (or silk plant...which is being used at the moment) the real plant ended up dying or something else round those lines.
I think I will try to put the sealant in the suction cup hole and then put the leaf in and leave it out until Sunday or Monday when I have to clean his bowl again before I leave for 6 weeks on Tuesday.
My stupid hammock never stayed in the suction cup long enough for my guy to even decide if he liked it. It's like if he even looked at it, it fell out. Consequently, since he seemed to have no feelings one way or another, I tossed the thing and got him the betta log and he seems to enjoy swimming in and out of the tunnel just fine.