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Old 12-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #11
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Painted my background and added some more homemade fake plants.
Completely unrelated.. But how do you make homemade plants?
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #12
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Oscars from the past. Kinda miss the planted/sand tank!
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:43 PM   #13
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Bad photo, but this is my red devil. He's a pretty big boy lol
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I feed them a mix of tetra cichlid logs, pellets, flakes and crisps 2 times a day and frozen flounder and shrimp like twice a week and feeder fish like once a month.

The homemade plants are made of fake plants from Michaels arts and crafts store which I cut to size and make sure to remove any wire core from and then hot glue them into bottle caps for anchors. I buy 2-3 plants at like $5-$6 a piece and can make 3-4 large plants or 5-8 med/small plants from each. If you figure 3 tall plants at a LFS can cost $8-$12, it's not a ton of savings but every little bit helps.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:06 PM   #15
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Nice oscars Sensai, I can't imagine not having mine.

That's a big red devil maddy, I had one but had to rehome him due to him beating up on my oscars and killing my other parrot.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:12 PM   #16
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:15 AM   #17
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I feed them a mix of tetra cichlid logs, pellets, flakes and crisps 2 times a day and frozen flounder and shrimp like twice a week and feeder fish like once a month.

The homemade plants are made of fake plants from Michaels arts and crafts store which I cut to size and make sure to remove any wire core from and then hot glue them into bottle caps for anchors. I buy 2-3 plants at like $5-$6 a piece and can make 3-4 large plants or 5-8 med/small plants from each. If you figure 3 tall plants at a LFS can cost $8-$12, it's not a ton of savings but every little bit helps.
How do you make the plants aquarium safe?
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this is my 12 inch jagXtexas hybrid-he's nuts!
That fish is cool looking. I want one now. How big is he?
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@jmay the plants are just plastic, I just rinse them and in they go. Just have to make sure you get plants that don't have a full wire core. The ones I get have about 3" of wire at the base of each stem, so I cut it just above that. Other than those 2 things I use normal hot glue and plastic bottle caps.
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@jmay the plants are just plastic, I just rinse them and in they go. Just have to make sure you get plants that don't have a full wire core. The ones I get have about 3" of wire at the base of each stem, so I cut it just above that. Other than those 2 things I use normal hot glue and plastic bottle caps.
That is awesome! Thank you so much! I've always wondered about doing that. When I make my first ones, which will hopefully be soon, I'll post a picture.
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