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TIFU: today i figured out.
After trying various floater-plants guards, this idea came to my mind. Priceless 4 straws with flex, cut to the size. Insert the ends into each other couple of inches. You can apply some superglue to the connections, maybe, to be sure that no water will get inside, but usually that are snugged tightly.
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TIFU: today i figured out.
After trying various floater-plants guards, this idea came to my mind. Priceless 4 straws with flex, cut to the size. Insert the ends into each other couple of inches. You can apply some superglue to the connections, maybe, to be sure that no water will get inside, but usually that are snugged tightly.
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Nice. I have also used loops of airline hose, and gutter guard for just keeping the majority of them out of my overflow. The overflow is pretty good at eating duckweed.

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Nice. I have also used loops of airline hose, and gutter guard for just keeping the majority of them out of my overflow. The overflow is pretty good at eating duckweed.
Yep, tried both. the airline loops are not square, and eventually get deformed and not being leveled. that's what i used as of couple of days it is a good solution too.

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Yep, tried both. the airline loops are not square, and eventually get deformed and not being leveled. that's what i used as of couple of days it is a good solution too.
Definitely not square, but if you connect them with a barbed union or valve, you can usually twist them until pretty flat, depending on the length. I like the rigid stuff though. With a couple of suction cups, you could lay out your floaters like a garden. It would also be a good way to decide when to thin them out.

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Definitely not square, but if you connect them with a barbed union or valve, you can usually twist them until pretty flat, depending on the length. I like the rigid stuff though. With a couple of suction cups, you could lay out your floaters like a garden. It would also be a good way to decide when to thin them out.
true. if the loop is small, then it will not sag during the time, but from my experience, if the airloop is larger than 5", then it will get deformed. As I said, looped airlines with a plastic connection barb is a very good solution.

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