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Old 12-06-2004, 11:46 PM   #1
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Anchoring a Feather duster?

I just got 3 Hawaiian feather dusters. I can't seem to get them placed just right. It seems that wherever I put them, the changing water flow moves them a bit so they are pointing down or the opening is against a rock, etc.

Is there a safe way to anchor them?
Can I wedge one between two small rocks?
Should I just leave them alone?
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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i wedge them under a small rock carfullly of course !! they will attach them selfs in time
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you can do that, or bury them in the sand bed in the vicinity of a rock. thats what i have done. they will eventually attach, dont worry.
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I found mine would keep falling into a rock, but then when I tried to move it, it was already attached, (just a couple of days in the tank). It has twisted itself around now to have a free opening and looks great. Just bury them in the sand near a rock and they will attach or put them in the live rock and they will attach...
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Either under a rock or between rocks higher up. I've got 5 of'm in my 75g. Left, right, high, and low. Different colors. Couple of hitchhikers and one that I thought was dead months ago showed up in a new rock. I love those things.

Seems as if they don't like where they are, they'll blow their top and move to a new spot.

When pushing them under the sand or wedging between rock, I think you might have to be just a little careful not to squeeze the worm inside too hard. You should be able to feel the "mass" inside the tube when handling it.
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Thanks all. I'll try those suggestions tonight.
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