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post #71 of 308 Old 01-15-2013, 12:45 PM
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If there are cracks, you can do it that way, but yeah - tying SUCKS! I actually got some tiny black or transparent silicone rubber-bands - like the kind you'd find in a baby-doll's hair? and use them to just band roots on.It works REALLY well for me, and it's WAY faster, easier, and stronger than tying.You can find them in beauty supply places. I rinse them with warm water and vinegar before putting them in the tanks and never had a problem. :) SOME places you still need to tie, but I bet the bands would work on that driftwood *nods*
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post #72 of 308 Old 01-15-2013, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Your right..... BUT then I'd of cheated. And I'd Always look at them. I was cleaning some early algae off my other wood in other tank and snapped the thread on an anubias. First place my eyes go now is to the band.... makes me grr!!! Lol
So unfortunately I'm screwed and will have to thread it!
Which reminds me that I need new thread.... why the other one got banded. Hmmm should I get green or black etc?
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post #73 of 308 Old 01-15-2013, 01:05 PM
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I always go with black cuz' it tends to blend better with the roots and wood or *most* rocks. With the moss being so fluffy, you'll probably be able to see where it's attached for a short time, anyway - but matching the green might not be as easy as you think. ALTHOUGH. . . you DO have Maidenhead Aq, so the shop probably has special moss-colored thread for this kind of thing anyway. *jealous*

With the black rubberbands you really don't even SEE them. Only. . . um . . . I use the same bands for my daughter's hair, so when I run out, I've used odd brightly colored ones *giggle* THAT bugs me, but they attach pretty quickly, and I snip the band and all done! Dude... I am all about cheating when it comes to attaching things to other things, lol! I SUCK at tying plants and thread when everything is wet. Seriously. . . I'm very bad at it! *GIGGLE*
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Haha! I suck too, first attempts went terribly to say the least! Learnt it's a two person job now....Mrs chips in and goes spot on!
Haha maidenhead isn't THAT good. Lmao - moss coloured thread

I'll go with black then! Least I can blame you if it all goes wrong then!! Haha
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post #75 of 308 Old 01-15-2013, 02:03 PM
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I'm lazier than you guys and I just shove at a plant until it gets stuck in the driftwood somewhere :p Although I'd be afraid the moss would just fall apart. It looks so delicate!

What about fishing line? It's clear, so you wouldn't really see it...Although I can imagine that might be a problem when it comes time to remove it :p

Sometimes I take a pebble and use it to hold down certain plants if I'm trying to attach them, it works pretty well.
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post #76 of 308 Old 01-15-2013, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Dam! That reminds me I was meant to find a mid sized but skinny, squarish stone for a kind of centre piece/ sight breaker that more moss could get on! Poop
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post #77 of 308 Old 01-15-2013, 03:50 PM
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. . .a mid sized but skinny, squarish stone. . .
Isn't that funny? I mean. . . who SAYS something like that? But I know EXACTLY what you mean, and the frustrations of not being able to find the ideal rock, lol!

It IS a 2 person job, for sure. And my other is usually not around when I'm fiddling with the tanks - it's kind of planned that way, cuz' I give him heart-failure toting big ol' buckets of water around, lol! I have used fishing twine - and you can't see it, easy enough to remove. MY issue with that stuff is that it's hard (for me) to get the knot tight enough, since it's a plastic kind of thread? I know people DO this, but the knots ALWAYS slip when I do *shrugs* There must be a tequnique that I'm missing here, lol! And Jen - I do prefer to wedge stuff in - the natural approach, neh? But there isn't always a way to do that, then you're stuck, lol! Moss. .. is kind of fragile, as in the individual strands will break fairly easily, but by its nature it can root from anywhere, and is fairly hard to kill, so. . . *shrugs*

Are those darn PUFFERS home yet?!!
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post #78 of 308 Old 01-15-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hahaha no! But we're down to 11 hours!

Well the J moss I'm getting comes rooted into a "mat" or something otlr other....so I can cut it to shame and attach the mat to wood. I could prob glue it if I wanted with aquarium Glue.or w/e. But nah.

The trick IMO is that second person who holds the first knot in place!!!

And yes, the stone.... tbh I just completely forgot about t whilst I mentally planned through planting etc
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post #79 of 308 Old 01-16-2013, 12:04 AM
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So after doing some math, I think 9 in the morning for you is 4 in the morning for me. Needless to say, I won't be awake as soon as you post, which makes me all kinds of sad, but I just want to say I am SO EXCITED.
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post #80 of 308 Old 01-16-2013, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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God Jen....absolutely No commitment.......

1 hour to go
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