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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-04-2015, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Feeding dish?

My 40gb has a pretty good flow and I've been feeding repashy, squash...green beans algae wafers to my bn plecos my problem is a normal dish they float out and go everywhere right now I have a half a water btl with a suction cup hiking it to the side that's working but it looks terrible....Any suggestions?

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Get a glass petri dish, same ones as used in shrimp tanks, but you can actually get larger sized ones. I hear the cheaper acrylic petri dishes float since they are too light.
I've hear of using glass ash trays as well, pretty much any heavy clear glass dish will do.
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Well the food seems to float out, the bottle is turned sideways to hold it in

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You can either hold the food under water for a few secs until they water log so they sink, or presoak them in a container outside the tank then slowly lower it down into the tank.

Sinking foods should sink regardless, floating foods would sink if water logged. Repashy and algae wafers should sink.

Do you have a airstone running and the bubbles are sucking/lifting the food up to the surface?

Vegetables do float, so they need to be weighted down. I also use a suction cup with a chip clip attached to the end and clamp the vegetable close to the substrate (or higher up for swimming fish)
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