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    Moving floaters

    Any DIY methods to move hornwort/floaters from a certain section? My hornwort is getting super thick and its blocking my light to my fissiden below. Today found out the fissiden is turning brown :/ I tried the straw triangle method but my filter flow keeps pushing it. Any other ideas to keep surface of one area free from floaters? Thanks

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    I use fishing line to keep my floaters on one side of the tank

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    I recently made a 'ring' by joining the ends of a piece of airline tubing but I think you can probably find either an aquarium or a pond feeding ring (bigger) to either keep all the plants inside the ring or keep them outside (and so have a clear area).

    Some example here https://amzn.to/2M2iWvQ

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    In fact, I think I'll replace my piece of tubing now that I say this because my floaters are going crazy. I'm also might buy a cheap plastic countertop bokashi mulch bucket I've seen (about $20 or so) and mulch the excess.

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    This guy on YouTube (Foo the Flowerhorn) uses acrylic tubing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3K...kWMMfKBb0q0X9g

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    Ok I just bought the suction cup feeder square from petco. Working well for now just had to move some hornwort from sneaking under. Thanks!

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    Float a clear plastic plate, like a the disposable kind. Just make sure water doesn't get lodged on top, then the plate sinks. If it get too dirty with algae, replace with new one or wipe clean and reuse. Also make sure floaters dont get stuck under the plate.

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    If you want to try a diy method, try using some straws, you can connect them however you want, thatís what I did for my nano once, it worked great I used straws from target


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    I got a spray bar that half sprays up to push the floaters and the other half pointing towards the tank.

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