Easy solutions to seemingly BIG problems!

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Helga, 17 Jul 2012.

  1. Helga

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    A practical solution to a potential problem got me thinking......

    On another thread dallasg shared an excellent solution to adding new fish to the tank .... "a hamster ball".

    This got me thinking. There must be so many more excellent "practical and easy solutions to problems", floating around on MASA threads.

    As with the above mentioned solution to adding fish, I read these practical solution but somehow they seem to just fade away and is lost to the greater browser. Wont it be helpfull to open a thread just for "practical and easy solutions". No heavy halfpage explanations etc.... thats already covered ;)

    For example, someone posted an easy solution to sticking mushrooms to a rock... (the person covered it with something until it settled on the rock). I have tried the glue method and have never had success. They always come off even when putting them in the sump or low flow area....

    Easy solution?
     
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  3. Gary Roebuck

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    on new mushrooms... put them on a small piece of rock and wrap a piece of netting (curtains) around the rock thereby securing the mushroom. use an elastic band to keep it all in place for a few days or even a week. remove the band and netting... job done!
     
  4. ScottK

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    old stockings or filter socks also work quite well.
     
  5. Helga

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    :thumbup:

    Thanks, I knew theres help out there!

    I'm sure theres many more solutions to problems out there!
     
  6. Drewton

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    Gonna give this a bash, hope it works!
     
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    Thanks for the idea now I got a way to share my mushrooms
     
  8. Drewton

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    Mine all died...:banghead:
     
  9. Braco

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    i use the onion or orange bag for mushrooms...pulsing xenia..string and elastic bands for colt and kenya trees...small live rock or reef plug for sps and lps..so far my soft corals has all made it...and even the ones which floats loose later still settle somewhere in the DT...starting their own colony..:)
     
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    That could work i used stocking steetched thin ears were dead in a day
     
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    I use a guppy fry isolation cage. Cheap little thing from any lfs. Put little plastic frame together, pull net over from the bottom and hook over edge of tank with supplied aluminium hangers/hooks. Cover the bottom with crushed coral or small live rock pieces and leave it alone. All the mushrooms will eventually attach to a small piece which can then be glued or swopped etc.
     
  12. Express Reef

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    @dallasg please share
     
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    Those clear plastic hamster balls are perforated , so we needed to add a partner for a tomato clown, so we placed the mail in the hamster ball with a silicone feed line and let them get used to each other. Then after a few days you can let him loose
     
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    Window shopping Amsteram style! The only reason for red LEDs.
     
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