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    Smile DIY Veggie Clip

    Diy Veggie Clip. Hey everyone I made a video while we where offline! Enjoy, Thanks!





    Items From the Dollar Store: Clips $1.00, Suction Cups $1.00, and Zip ties.

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    Put items together like this and trim off tie.

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    Install in the tank with your fish's favorite Veggie.

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    My Pleco's love Zucchini!!!!

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    Good Luck
    Last edited by RBrown; 10-25-2012 at 09:12 PM.
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    nice i will have to use this when i try to vegie my fish lol.

    I would also be careful with that metal spring that is in the clip...

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    It wouldn't last long in a salt water tank, I would try and find one with plastic springs.
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    it would be for my FW but i will try to find an alternative with no metal.

    good thinking =)

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    Outstanding, good job. I have clips that I have used from the LFS, now I just throw in a whole Zucchini and it's mostly gone by the next day. I do miss the simpler days of using the clip and adding by the slice. The clips get dirty quick and are hard to clean if you wait too long to clean.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fiesta90150 Click here to enlarge
    it would be for my FW but i will try to find an alternative with no metal.

    good thinking =)
    spring steel is a little better than other steels but if it starts to rust get ride of it
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    That's cool!



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    Last edited by RBrown; 10-25-2012 at 09:12 PM. Reason: moved
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    nice my Plecos all love Zucchini as well, I use the clips because they will not go after floating veggies, they love dried sea weed as well.
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    Great video man. Those are some nice plecos.

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    Great Vid. Interesting Idea.
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    Cool idea.
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    So what happens when you get rust on metal? What metal doesn't rust?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Segundo Click here to enlarge
    So what happens when you get rust on metal? What metal doesn't rust?
    Throw it away and make a new one there cheap. or you could just find clip make totally from plastic. mines been in the tank for over a year with no rust and stainless steel resist rust, now salt water is another story it will rust faster but still last a long time.
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    Best part if it rusts you were out less than a buck when it is all said and done.

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    ok i bought a veggie clip ( i hqd to spend 2 more € to get free shipping lol) there is noting metal and is just a U peice of hard plastic which clamps down by its own tension. i will post pictures. this is easily DIYable with a bent peice of plastic.

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    I'm looking for a diy veggie weight. A small piece of zucchini won't do for my growing pleco, he eats a half slice of full zucchini. I've used a steel fork to weigh it down though not sure if that's ok to be in the water.

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    what is this ADA filter made of??

    http://www.adgshop.com/ES_600_p/105-101.htm
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kracken Click here to enlarge
    I'm looking for a diy veggie weight. A small piece of zucchini won't do for my growing pleco, he eats a half slice of full zucchini. I've used a steel fork to weigh it down though not sure if that's ok to be in the water.
    I do the same thing with my Plecos jam a spoon handle into it and drop to the bottom, seen lots of people do it, works quite well.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RBrown Click here to enlarge
    what is this ADA filter made of??

    http://www.adgshop.com/ES_600_p/105-101.htm
    Looks like it says stainless steel.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FloridaYota Click here to enlarge
    Looks like it says stainless steel.
    exactly Thank you!!! It dose say not for salt water tanks
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    You're welcome I guess Click here to enlarge I like sumps for saltwater because it helps keep everything stable. Do all canister filters cost that much though?!?! Craziness!!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FloridaYota Click here to enlarge
    You're welcome I guess Click here to enlarge I like sumps for saltwater because it helps keep everything stable. Do all canister filters cost that much though?!?! Craziness!!
    Lol its a metal thing not the filter you have to read the whole thread its about metal in a tank! My point is that not all metal are equal and some are perfectly fine to have in a tank that is not salt water, just not all metals.Click here to enlarge Sump are great fresh or salt!! No not all canisters filter cost that much that one is just a Cadillac so to speak and not that it's any better than any other one, except for the pump on it (is top of the line) but it looks good and is high quality ADA make some great looking stuff. Oh that was one of there cheaper ones LOL Thanks again for your commit!!!!Click here to enlarge

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    This is perfect, I've been trying to get my turtle to eat more veg, but they always end up stuck under the dock or by the intake. My dad also has a pleco but I never knew they ate any veg. I will try putting a piece oh zucchini in for the pleco this week and see how he likes it. If that doesn't work what other veggies would you suggest for a pleco?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Slider Click here to enlarge
    This is perfect, I've been trying to get my turtle to eat more veg, but they always end up stuck under the dock or by the intake. My dad also has a pleco but I never knew they ate any veg. I will try putting a piece oh zucchini in for the pleco this week and see how he likes it. If that doesn't work what other veggies would you suggest for a pleco?
    Click here to enlargeGreat you will have to post how your turns out! not sure for other veg maybe cucumber.
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