ShellFire Posted November 15, 2020 Share Posted November 15, 2020 I was a serial killer of floating plants until I saw the little corrals and dividers that people used in their tank. I had to make a separate corral for them. My HOB has too much surface agitation. I ordered them off of Amazon, and they were so tiny. I needed bigger. So, after watching Corey's video with Dean's home made floating Breeder Container, I decided that something like this was a better size for floater plants! Off to the Dollar & Home Hardware stores I went! You will need: Box Cutter/Scissors Storage Containers (Dollar Store) Sandpaper (Dollar Store) Nite Ize Gear Tie - 12 inch, or long plant weight (Optional to secure to rim, not needed in my case.) Superglue GEL (Dollar Store) Weatherstriping: The 3/8 was too big. I used 5/8. This one bag made about 7 containers. Lowes: Item #174371 Model #71506 20-ft x 5/8-in Gray Backer Rod Polyethylene Window Weatherstrip. HD: Internet #100165680 Model #71506 Store SKU #803064 5/8 in. x 20 ft. Gray Caulk Backer Rod for Gaps and Joints (You can substitute strips of Pool Noodle for more colors, and to save money, but its more labor intensive.) Directions: I took a dollar tree food container, cut out the bottom. I left them very long on purpose, because I want the long drapey roots. Smooth out any rough edges with Sandpaper Then I superglued the 5/8 inch backer around the rim. I tried to just push it in, like with Deans Basket, but the rim was too shallow and has support beams, so I had to super glue. GEL gives more control. I used liquid and it ran all over. I let it dry for a day, to be safe. I didn't need to secure it to the rim, but if you do, I recommend the Nite Ize Gear Tie - 12 inch. I already had these laying around, I use them to secure filter material to the HOB. Hope this helps! 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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