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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-06-2006, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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ideas for "shelf" on inner back wall of aquarium???

I am rescaping my 90 gallon and was thinking of hot glueing or attaching by some other means some rock to the back wall. then attaching some sort of plant, maybe anubias petite nana or java moss to it. has anyone done anything like this on the back wall? would hot glue leach anything into the water? I'm just trying to get some ideas that would allow plant growth on something other than the ground.

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you know those little plastic slotted cups that come with root plants? i cut a hole in the bottom, turn them upside down, and put a crypt in it. then i suction cup it to the wall. the slots allow a suction cup to grab it well. you could stick more plants in the front slots to hide it or just put the whole thing behind another plant to cover up the cup. ive also suction cupped the inside plastic cd holder of a cd jewel case to a corner to make a shelf
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I had large pieces of slate tile from HD leaning up against the back, I eventually removed them, I liked the look but wanted a change. They hid stuff well and I had some anubis on them, however you could do a lot more than that if you used super glue (often used in reef tanks I understand) or epoxy which I have used in mine after it cured for a week or so.
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