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post #11 of 15 Old 12-19-2006, 01:25 PM
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I think if you got a piece of 1/2" polystyrene from some packaging. cut out the shape you want. Then cut out the middle to leave say a 1/2" frame. Stretch a piece of pantyhose across the bottom and attach somehow (yet to be worked out). use the offcuts of polystyrene crushed up to granules for the substrate. Once wet the polystyrene "bobbles become alot easier to handle than when dry and would be contained easily in the frame if not over filled.

Never tried it though sounds like it might work.
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post #12 of 15 Old 12-20-2006, 05:57 PM
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What about something like this? You could cut the top off, or just poke holes into the top. This is very similar to what I was describing, except with a log instead of a foam float.
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post #13 of 15 Old 12-21-2006, 04:48 AM
How about using a breeder trap?

I'm using the same thing (with the dividers removed) for some riccia I got and another one for extra Tiawan moss. It's floating in there, but I'm sure you can put a shallow, lite substrate and it will probably will still float. There are slits on the sides in case the roots will need to extend into the water. Plus it will allow water to pass through.
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post #14 of 15 Old 12-21-2006, 05:02 AM
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Ed's breeding traps reminded me of this product I've used for bettas before. I should have realized this one was not for bettas. Little space for them and the glass lets them see through each other. However, the dividers and lids can be removed and you can make them into platforms too. They have suctions cups and will not float so I guess it won't be called 'floating platform'.

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post #15 of 15 Old 12-21-2006, 05:51 AM
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u could zip tie some styrofoam [or glue it] to the outsides of that to stabilize and float it.
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