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Old 02/08/2018, 07:20 PM   #1
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Seaweed clip question....

Hello... I was wondering... instead of my giant omega one clip that tends to fall off every once in a while... I have these Ohio state (has print is what I was getting at) half rubber and plastic with a magnet on the back.... and I was just going to use another magnet on the back. Do you think that wrighting could come off or any problem with that magnet in the water? I finally got my tang to eat off a clip instead of a rubber banding it to a rock every day!! Ha


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Old 02/08/2018, 07:30 PM   #2
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If the magnet is exposed it will rust in the saltwater...


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Old 02/08/2018, 07:32 PM   #3
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Just cut the Nori into small pieces with some scissors. Soak it in some water for a few minutes and feed it like you would flakes. Problem solved.


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Old 02/08/2018, 11:37 PM   #4
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you could always get the ones that hand on the tank rim and use no magnets nor suction cups


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Old 02/09/2018, 01:41 AM   #5
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Is your tank braced or rimless...
Mine is braced... So I have a clip and threaded some fishing line through it.. Then made a knot around the brace...
So whenever I feed.. I just drop the clip in and it sinks maybe 5 inches or so below the water... And everyone has a feast... When they are done.. I just pull the fishing line back up again... No need to put my hand in the tank...

I got the idea from someone on YouTube.. So not claiming it as my own... But works great...

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Old 02/09/2018, 06:16 AM   #6
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I suspended the clip with fish line in the middle of the water column. This way snails and sea urchins cannot get to it. Just the fishes. I have several Urchins, and a huge abalone that would make short works of the seaweed that I feeds the fishes everyday. The CUC need to earn their keep by eating the algae on the rock.


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Old 02/09/2018, 07:50 AM   #7
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I suspended the clip with fish line in the middle of the water column. This way snails and sea urchins cannot get to it. Just the fishes. I have several Urchins, and a huge abalone that would make short works of the seaweed that I feeds the fishes everyday. The CUC need to earn their keep by eating the algae on the rock.

I do something similar. I cut a piece of 3/4 pvc and hang it with fishing line. I attach the nori with a rubber band. This allows the larger fish to tear without pulling the entire sheet.


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Old 02/09/2018, 08:04 AM   #8
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My fish won't go near a seaweed clip, instead I just roll a small piece up and rubber band it to a rock. The rock is a more natural and the fish are not afraid of it.


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Old 02/10/2018, 09:40 PM   #9
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I was doin a rubber band to a rock but i got tired of sticking my hand at the bottom of the tank every day and the yellow tang i rescued just got over hlle and i wanted to always have seaweed available just so he is as healthy as he can be.... He has been eating off that clip lately... I honestly just hate how it looks.. That bright blue plastic omega clip.. I just thought $24 was kind of steep for that nice magnetic one........ Also while im here... I had a nidas blenny jump through my old cover. I just made a new one with the plastic mesh for a screen. Do you think that block too much light? I was thinking of just drilling holes in it.


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Old 02/11/2018, 03:30 AM   #10
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I was doin a rubber band to a rock but i got tired of sticking my hand at the bottom of the tank every day and the yellow tang i rescued just got over hlle and i wanted to always have seaweed available just so he is as healthy as he can be.... He has been eating off that clip lately... I honestly just hate how it looks.. That bright blue plastic omega clip.. I just thought $24 was kind of steep for that nice magnetic one........ Also while im here... I had a nidas blenny jump through my old cover. I just made a new one with the plastic mesh for a screen. Do you think that block too much light? I was thinking of just drilling holes in it.
What kind of plastic mesh? Like this?

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/clear-netting.html


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Old 02/14/2018, 01:16 AM   #11
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no i literally had a whole roll of plastic screen that you would have on ur sliding screen door... and already had the parts laying around to build the frame. at first i put it on just like that .... but i thought it was a little too restrictive, so i drilled a whole every square inch... working great, I'm even evaporating about half the water i was before . which is nice.... maybe add a few more holes if i see any corals stretching..... what is nice is i left out holes like where the sand bed is so its really highlighting just the places corals are and keeping my prisoned fish .... i should start making them i have so much extra


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Old 02/14/2018, 12:24 PM   #12
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Guys -- you can always use the magnetic glass cleaner instead of a clip.


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Old 02/14/2018, 03:34 PM   #13
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Two Little Fishies Veggiemag

a little pricey, but works great. I fold my nori a couple time so they cant rip it apart so easy.


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Old 02/15/2018, 08:00 PM   #14
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Ok I will share my secret nori feeding invention with all of you. Mag float, nori, BRS screen, and rubber bands holding the screen over the nori. Allows the fish to only take small nips, no big chunks ever floating around the tank. No loosing the wet side “it floats”. Cut the screen so it wraps most of the way around the mag float. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME.


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Old 02/15/2018, 10:44 PM   #15
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Ok I will share my secret nori feeding invention with all of you. Mag float, nori, BRS screen, and rubber bands holding the screen over the nori. Allows the fish to only take small nips, no big chunks ever floating around the tank. No loosing the wet side “it floats”. Cut the screen so it wraps most of the way around the mag float. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME.


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