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I would try to come up with some kind of solution that doesn't involve keeping them glued down. Maybe some kind of wire stuck into or glued to the wood to sit them in? Just a circle with a twisted point. That way they can be easily picked up and dunked for watering.
Okay, Ill try to think of something.

Maybe can drill holes in wood, wrap each tillandsia with wire at base and insert this wire in each hole?


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Visit a welding shop such as Robert's Oxygen or AirGas.
They sell tig welding rod in 316 stainless steel.
It is not coated with any flux etc.. shape it into a "holder" for tilly's.
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Visit a welding shop such as Robert's Oxygen or AirGas.
They sell tig welding rod in 316 stainless steel.
It is not coated with any flux etc.. shape it into a "holder" for tilly's.
Thats a good idea!
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I use coated green floral wire. Coated part doesn't rust, won't harm your critters, comes in large packages at craft stores. You can use silicone on the ends so they don't rust.




I prefer the kind that's thicker and comes in lengths but you can buy a thinner variety of floral wire that comes in rolls.

You could probably just mold/wrap the wire around the driftwood in a manner that wouldn't damage the wood itself. Then attach the wire to that piece.
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I use coated green floral wire. Coated part doesn't rust, won't harm your critters, comes in large packages at craft stores. You can use silicone on the ends so they don't rust.




I prefer the kind that's thicker and comes in lengths but you can buy a thinner variety of floral wire that comes in rolls.

You could probably just mold/wrap the wire around the driftwood in a manner that wouldn't damage the wood itself. Then attach the wire to that piece.
Ill go by Michaels today, I should be able to find some wire there and try it out.


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Tillandsias and bromeliad added. I was going to do a red bromeilad, but I saw this orange one and fell in love. <3


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I love your vase idea! It looks really nice! I have been wanting to do a Wabi Kusa for a while, but now I want to do this! I am torn between this idea and the one below:


I guess I just have to do both!
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The trick, @aquanerd13, is to create one that's a "gift" for your mom. Maybe you could get one of these or make one of your own. Add a few stem plants, put it in a cool vase and it'll probably be something nice enough that a parent would want to display it.
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The trick, @aquanerd13, is to create one that's a "gift" for your mom. Maybe you could get one of these or make one of your own. Add a few stem plants, put it in a cool vase and it'll probably be something nice enough that a parent would want to display it.
Oh--- thats a cool website. Down another rabbit hole...


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The trick, @aquanerd13, is to create one that's a "gift" for your mom. Maybe you could get one of these or make one of your own. Add a few stem plants, put it in a cool vase and it'll probably be something nice enough that a parent would want to display it.
I like it! Great idea!

Bump: I could potentially make it as a Christmas present from me and my brothers. I can make and they provide the funding.

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I like it! Great idea!

Bump: I could potentially make it as a Christmas present from me and my brothers. I can make and they provide the funding.
Now your thinking!
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Got some really Red Redshorn snails at the mega-auction at the Sacramento aquarium society and added them to the vase. I know absolutely nothing about snails- I hope they will be okay in here. I added about 6 in here, 5 in the Spec V and 5 in the Fluvel Flex. They look really great in the flex with the Bloody Mary shrimp.
I also picked up some nice Buce. Ill take a picture later.

The auction was kinda hard because I brought in 3 of my geophagus neambi to auction off. I sold them-- but, for 1/4 of what I originally paid for them. That was okay, because really, I didn't get rid of them for money- but to make room.

But, I didnt realize how upset I would be doing this. I felt pretty sick doing it. I most likely will never do this again... I grew these fish out from babies ( for the last 2 years)- and then bagged them up and sold them to people I didnt know. Ugh.


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Always difficult parting with fish like that... but snails!

Snails are good. All you have to do is let them clean up all the things.
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I just joined The Aquatic Gardeners Association !
Looks like a cool club-- where the cool kids hand out- lol!

https://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/
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Woke up to all the water drained out of this vase and on counter and floor.
So upsetting.
Tore it all down.


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Woke up to all the water drained out of this vase and on counter and floor.
So upsetting.
Tore it all down.
How? Did it crack?
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