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Old 12/07/2006, 09:23 AM   #1
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Alternatives to veggie clips?

Anyone have any good alternatives to traditional veggie clips? Whenever I use them my Yellow Tank, Picasso Trigger and Clarkii Clown usually tear at the sea weed strips with enough force to tear the sea weed strips out of the holder or dislodge the holder all together.


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Old 12/07/2006, 09:41 AM   #2
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I guess you could take off the suction cup and glue/epoxy it to a Mag-Float...


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Old 12/07/2006, 09:46 AM   #3
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I found rolling the nori up like a cigarette helps to keep it in the clip longer. I also glued my clip to a custom acrylic 'hook' that hangs over the edge of the tank. No more suction cups!


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Old 12/07/2006, 09:56 AM   #4
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I roll my nori around a 1/4" plastic air tube and secure it with a rubberband. The fish can't rip off big pieces this way.

This isn't my photo but it is similar to what I do:




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Old 12/07/2006, 10:34 AM   #5
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I rubberband mine around a sea shell.



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Old 12/07/2006, 10:43 AM   #6
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good idea!


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Old 12/07/2006, 11:52 AM   #7
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Those are all great suggestions, thanks! I think I will go the route of building a "hang on" type clip AND rolling it. The real damage is done by my trigger, like most triggers he is a messy and violent eater. He will rush over and begin eating before I even have the clip attached to the side of the aquarium!


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Old 12/07/2006, 11:57 AM   #8
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My veggie clip is epoxied to a plastic hanger. I fold a nori 2-3X and clip it. This way I have 4-8 small pieces and not one big piece. My clip "Will not come off hanger". Also this keeps my hands dry--I just take hanger out, add nori and put back in.


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Old 12/07/2006, 07:20 PM   #9
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I cut the plastic gutter guard material and fold it in half placing the nori inside and then placing it in the clip. This make the tangs pick through the holes and not tear the whole thing.


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Old 12/07/2006, 08:06 PM   #10
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I cut the plastic gutter guard material and fold it in half placing the nori inside and then placing it in the clip. This make the tangs pick through the holes and not tear the whole thing.
That is an excellent idea, however, do you think my trigger and clarkii clown can still fit their mouths in to get some of the sea weed?


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Old 12/07/2006, 08:56 PM   #11
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I use a rubber band around a mag float!


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Old 12/08/2006, 12:58 PM   #12
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That is an excellent idea, however, do you think my trigger and clarkii clown can still fit their mouths in to get some of the sea weed?
my Clarkii has no problems getting at it all


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