Feeding vegies dilemma - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 73
Feeding vegies dilemma

I've read all about, got my first shrimp and tried it out.

Boiled the kettle, chopped up a small piece of of zuchinni and three it in for 1 minute. I let it cool and it wouldn't sink.
Did it again for 5 minutes, still wouldn't sink.
Tried a small piece of spinach, nothing.

How am I supposed to do it ???
Dead Can Dance is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 01:11 PM
Planted Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: japan
Posts: 161
Feeding vegies dilemma

i usaully weight it down with something or i let it float in the tank and then it sinks by itself
sepulvd is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 01:32 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
Posts: 703
Yes either weight it down with a rock, feeding dish, plant sinker, etc. Or let it sink on its own. You may have made it to tough, or mushy I guess, by boiling it for the extra time.

Last edited by Forumsnow; 03-10-2013 at 01:46 PM. Reason: Spelling
Forumsnow is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 02:14 PM
Planted Tank Guru
wkndracer's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Citrus County,Florida
Posts: 6,180
I serve veggies raw

The Fraternity of Dirt
If at first you don't succeed,,, keep kicking it
2-75g planted, 5-55g planted, 5-20g planted, 110g w/30g sump, 8-10g, Refugium, doghouse/newbie
2012 update adding table top pleco pans & a 90g (Nutz)
wkndracer is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 805
You should tie it down to something that can sink. You should not boiled until it sink, then it would be to mushy and break apart flowing all over your tank making it harder to clean up.
CookieM is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 08:56 PM
Planted Tank Guru
Nubster's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Romney, West Virginia
Posts: 3,552
Stick a fork in it and sink it that way with the fork leaning against the glass. That way it's easy to remove the fork and uneaten veggie if needed.

EVIL Camera Pimp member #1
NIKON Pimp Club member #012
SunSun Pimp Club member #069

20L OEBT/Super Tiger/PFR Tank 20L Yellow Neo tank

Nubster is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 09:25 PM
Wannabe Guru
plamski's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boca Raton,FL
Posts: 1,161
Fork is iron made and is not good for shrimps. You can stick zucchini to the substrate with plastic straw. To prevent veggie to move up just tide one zip tie 2" from the bottom. There are cocktail "swords" which you can use too.
If you like to give good veggie to the shrimps use kale, spinach, dandelion and nettle.
Zucchini just test well for them but it didn't deliver almost anything.
plamski is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 09:27 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
lipadj46's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 939
Re: Feeding vegies dilemma

A fork is stainless steel and perfectly fine

sent from an undisclosed location using morse code
lipadj46 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome