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PostSubject: whats the best way to weight my food down   Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:13 am

was just wondering what are the best methods to use to weight down courgettes
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:42 am

I use Screwcumbers but you can use alsorts in the past i have used Seaweed clips, Folks, Plant Weights
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:28 pm

A spoon....easiest method ive found.......

Push the handle of your spoon along the rind of the courgette......carefully...

or use a fork...

or a veggie clip......

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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:28 pm

I used to use plant lead weights - I always get more than I need when I have them delivered although I forget who suggested this - a metal kebab / BBQ skewer. You hook the curved bit over the top of your tank and it makes getting the courgette out a breeze. Both my BN's were a pain until I swtiched to this as they'd hang on while I'd try and net it out. Not very photogenic though.
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:35 pm

Screwcumbers
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:57 pm

I just use a penny piece. The newer coins dont have copper in them so they are fine. A mate of mine has used them for years. That said I do want to give the screwcumbers a go
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:57 pm

Stannyblade wrote:
I just use a penny piece. The newer coins dont have copper in them so they are fine. A mate of mine has used them for years. That said I do want to give the screwcumbers a go

ive used pennys in the past but find they fall out and the food just ends up floating before its all eaten.
i use stainless knifes
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:02 pm

great pic Deano
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:37 am

I got a hold of some stainless steel rods about 1/8" in diameter. They are 12" and I cut them in half and bend them into a U withthe ends pointed. I tie a peice of fishing line to them and tape it to the outside of the tank so I can retreive them easily to replace the food, I like them alot a very nice system dont have to get my hands wet!! Ill post some pics
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PostSubject: stainless steel..   Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:58 am

I have tried stainless steel knife's and they are ok, though can be awkward to retrieve from a 18inch deep tank when you arm is short too....lol... I have also tried those wine bottle tops you get from the shop which push in to top of the bottles....

just tied a little cotton round the veggie and the wine stopper and your good to go Smile
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:00 pm

i use stainless steel chopsticks. very nifty if you ask me. its like the stainless steel knife concept that deano suggested but chopsticks are skinnier and you poke the wood easily and it stays on to the food longer i find compared to the bigger spoons and that
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:38 am

fork

Just stick the prongs through the rind and toss it in.

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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:48 pm

I'm gonna get me some of those screwcumbers..
I been using a heater suction cup of late, since I got told off for using a rubber band :<a href='h
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:28 pm

Mooo wrote:
I'm gonna get me some of those screwcumbers..
I been using a heater suction cup of late, since I got told off for using a rubber band :<a href='h

There goes Mooo showing off those beautiful fish again!!! lol!

I like to use a fork with a piece of fishing line tied to it.
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PostSubject: going to nip down and be cat burglar...lol   Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:59 pm

if moo keeps posting pics like that, think I going to be on the next flight down and be a cat burglar...lol
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:05 pm

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if moo keeps posting pics like that, think I going to be on the next flight down and be a cat burglar...lol

Flying several thousand miles to steal Mooo's fish!! lol! At least you'll know they are healthy!! cheers

I'll meet you in Sydney Wink
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:10 am

I like to use stainless steel skewers. I use suction cups designed to hold airline tubing and put a small piece of airline tubing on each prong so I don't have to get my fingers wet. It also keeps the sharp end up out of the water so that no one gets hurt.
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PostSubject: Re: whats the best way to weight my food down   Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:24 am

dude that pic is sweeet
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