Will this caddy work as a planter and will silicone stick to plastic? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Will this caddy work as a planter and will silicone stick to plastic?

What if I put Eco-Complete substrate into this caddy and tried to stick it up along the top of the aquarium so as to create a bog set up? Do you think all the substrate will fall out the holes? What could I possibly use to make the holes smaller or completely plug them, silicone? Will the silicone stick to plastic? And what if the suckers tend to lose their grip on the glass, will silicone help stick the suckers to the glass (plastic to glass)? If not, is there something besides silicone that I could use?

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Use plastic canvas to line the caddy to prevent Eco-complete from falling out. Plastic Canvas can be obtain at most art stores(Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnn's fabrics) or online..

You can use suction cups, but they typically loose their flexibility and loose suction. Zoo Med Magclips may be a better option, but they are going to be more expensive. Only one clip is provided per package. Kensfish online has the best pricing.


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I think I'd be more inclined to use a dip 'n pour like plastic container that would hang on the back or side. For the holes, I'd use a soldering iron to melt holes in the plastic.
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