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Reefer2727
11/09/2009, 04:49 AM
I have a 36" overflow box on my 75 gallon tank.I have a few GSP frags that I thought may look good covering the box. The box is about 5.5" in height.

I was thinking I could use a magnet to keep it in place until it takes. I would glue the GSP to the magnet and position it accordingly. Does anyone see any issues with this idea? Will the GSP grow ok on the acrylic box while in this position? I think the box would look awesome if it was one day covered.

Good or bad idea?

WhoDey64
11/09/2009, 05:18 AM
They will take off pretty quickly but are easy to trim back on glass and acrylic. I have seen tanks with almost the entire visible back covered in GSP.

Reefer2727
11/09/2009, 05:45 AM
Are there better ways to attach the GSP to an overflow box? I am thinking the magnet set up may be a bit bulky and I would prefer not to glue them directly to the overflow box.

WhoDey64
11/09/2009, 06:12 AM
You can rubberband a piece directly to the box. It should attach in a week or two.

mbl
11/09/2009, 06:56 AM
try to drain water a little dry the super glue

Reefer2727
11/09/2009, 07:12 AM
How would I keep it in place with a rubber band?

atwinparadox2
11/09/2009, 07:26 AM
try to drain water a little dry the super glue

+1, I would do it this way with glue. Super glue gel would dry real fast then you won't have to worry about anything in your overflow or a rubberband. Even if you glue it up towards the top, it will grow down as well. Just be careful, a friend of mine did this and before he know it it was starting to block off the teeth in his overflow. But as long as you take the time to trim it back, it would look sweet back there.

Reefer2727
11/09/2009, 07:34 AM
My box doesn't have any teeth so I don't have to worry about that. I would prefer not to use glue because if for some reason I don't want it there the glue will be there forever. Also, the overflow box is black acrylic so super glue would show up big time if I ever decided to switch it up.

jayk198030
11/09/2009, 02:38 PM
pin the GSP up with a magnet or rock. my buddie has done that and he also super glued to overflow box. when you peel it off you cannot tell really that it was glued. it looks like dead coraline algae when removed.