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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 08:38 PM
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Cobra.. You literally could turn it into a floating island with willow moss on it. I think it'd look amazing just floating in current.

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post #32 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 08:58 PM
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Didn't mean to come across impatient, just joking about the wait

It's nice to see how some things are done though because it also opens the door for new variations and completely new ideas!

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post #33 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 10:00 PM
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cant you use like a transparent suction cup and more bouyant material + stone such that the stone does not 'collapse'? The suction cup can merely hold the stone in place to prevent moving. If the hardscape, what ill call it, is bouyant enough to stay afloat, then the suction cup which can easily be hidden behind should be able to hold the piece in place. Obviously if too high current or too large a surface area being perpendicular to the flow of water this will not be enough to hold the hardscape in place.

Potentially even use magnets? Like those koralia powerheads

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post #34 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 10:24 PM
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In my case, the stone required to hold down the foam island was as big as the island itself.

Even if I could have attached the island to the suction cups more securely, I don't think I'd trust suction cups to not let go or slide up over time, at least those small enough to be inconspicuous. Magnets with a non-slip coating should work better. Lead or bismuth weights embedded in the island can cancel buoyancy with a size I've estimated at about 10X smaller than the foam, so easily concealed within.
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Huh? I don't understand the photo,
is it just the current pushing it?
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post #36 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 10:39 PM
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It's attached to the glass with something like magnets or suction cups. Or perhaps floating from the substrate, secured by a fine line. If it wasn't secured to anything, it would either float to the surface, or sink to the bottom.
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I'd hate to sit with you guys at a David Copperfield show.
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I'd hate to sit with you guys at a David Copperfield show.
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It's attached to the glass with something like magnets or suction cups. Or perhaps floating from the substrate, secured by a fine line. If it wasn't secured to anything, it would either float to the surface, or sink to the bottom.
This.

His photo appears to be a side view and you can see the islands are attached to the back. By what, I don't know.
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post #41 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 04:45 AM
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Why not do it with a styrofoam piece shaved into a island then attach moss with super glue. Then attach it in several spots with fishing line tied to wait her something barrier in the substrate or to large steel weights you cover with substrate. That is how I do my floating balls in my tanks I will shoot some pics


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post #42 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 06:09 PM
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Is Styrofoam non-toxic to fish?

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Why not do it with a styrofoam piece shaved into a island then attach moss with super glue. Then attach it in several spots with fishing line tied to wait her something barrier in the substrate or to large steel weights you cover with substrate. That is how I do my floating balls in my tanks I will shoot some pics


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post #43 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 03:56 AM
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WOW. This tank is amazing!
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Is Styrofoam non-toxic to fish?
It has to be sealed first, then yes.


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