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Old 09-06-2011, 06:19 PM   #1 
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Smile How can i build a hammock plus a bed?

Hi everyone! I am new to this forum as i just bought my first Betta. His name is Oscar, he is a male orange and white/gray dragon and he is in a 1 Gal aquarium. I read all the forums a hundred times and bought everything i need, except for the heather which is really expensive here. I live in Brazil and the temperature is really high, so i think i wont have big problems.

I wanted to know how could i build a house which he could sleep inside and a hammock, since its impossible to find those at the place I live at.


Thank you so much, Fieldz and Oscar.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:07 PM   #2 
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Homemade hammock

As for a house.. if you can get your hands on aquarium safe rocks/driftwood and some aquarium sealant, you can build a little cave that will fit your tank just right =)
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:34 PM   #3 
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:49 AM   #4 
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:46 AM   #5 
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This is how I made my hammock:
Buy a Silk plant with wide leaves (I would get a fake plant that is not for a fish tank they are cheaper) Make sure there is NO wires or any metal (this WILL Rust)
Get a suction cup (Usually pretty cheap and sold in pairs)
Cut one of the leaves off the fake plant with part of the steam
Make a hole in the end of the suction cup that sticks out the back
Shove the stem through the hole
Stick to the side of the tank

Here's a picture of mine!
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:52 AM   #6 
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:30 AM   #7 
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That's such a good idea, looks easy too! Something else to add to my betta to-do list :D
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:19 PM   #8 
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I purchased leaf hammock that suction-cups onto the side of the tank for my betta. It looks a lot like the one Wolfstardobe posted but it didn't require any work. Comes prepackaged and ready to install. I bought mine at my local PetSmart for like $5.00
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I purchased leaf hammock that suction-cups onto the side of the tank for my betta. It looks a lot like the one Wolfstardobe posted but it didn't require any work. Comes prepackaged and ready to install. I bought mine at my local PetSmart for like $5.00
the only thing is you have to remember to pull the wire of the stem out cuz it can poison your water or injure your fish. After you do that its safe for them.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:43 AM   #10 
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I heard too many horror stories about the store bought ones to risk it. It only cost me about $2 to create my hammock. The suction cup was a extra from when I got my tank kit and the plants where $2. Took me less then 5 minutes to make. No metal, no adhesives.
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