Feed your fish and keep your feeding device in one place.
I am not sure if it was one of your suggestions, but I have a piece of kite string attached to my algae clip with the other end on my canopy door. Makes it easier to get the clip out and it moves a bit with my wave maker.
Hey Kris, have you tried fishing line? That is what I use and it works great. You will not get algae on fishing line either. I just hang the clip in the tank for the fish to feed and when they are done, I set the clip on the side of the canopy so you don’t always see it in the tank.
ROCK & RUBBERBAND ATTACH THE PIECE ALGAE STRIP TO IT AND YOU USE A GRABBER TOOL TO PUT IN & OUT OF THE TANK SO YOU DONT WET YOUR HANDS. ITS LIKE GRAZING OF THE ROCK LIKE THEY NATURALLY DO ANYWAYS.
ITS CHEAPER THAN USING THOSE EXPENSIVE MAGNETS UNLESS YOUR USING AND OLD ONE YOU HAVE LAYING AROUND THAN YOUR GOOD.
Or you could just simply use the same magnet that you use to clean your glass.
There isn’t any volume on the quick tip I can hear all the others except the one about the feeding clip.
I bought a plastic door wreath hanger for a couple of dollars. It’s just a strip of clear plastic bent with hooks on each and and about a foot long. I cut one end off and super glued the clip to it. All I have to do is drop it over the lip of the tank. To make it even better you can drill a hole in it and attach a zoo med magclip magnet towards the bottom.
Love all the tips and comments. I’ve done freshwater for 30 years, but saltwater was on my “bucket list”. On my third month, and all is going great thanks to all your advice! What a different world from freshwater!! Keep advice and comments coming please! Loving it!!!!!
Just use the magnet as the clip…..
How often do you feed the fish nori or other algae strips?
I offer seaweed sheets daily but I have three tangs which are known to graze throughout the day in their natural habitat.
Devin…my fish get offered nori every other day
Wow…I feel like a bad parent!! I only feed mine nori once a week but no more than 2-3 times a month. Was under the impression that it was only a treat?
Guess you learn something new everyday. Since we’re on the subject, how often do you feed your fish pellets vs frozen food?
Two Little Fishes makes a magnet veggie clip that works great. Never had a fish pull it off, even a very belligerent, rowdy male 7″ Nasso Tang. I’ve had mine for over a year and even bought another one. I never have get my hands wet while loading it.
I also use Two Little Fishes magnet veggie clip ..never had fish pull it off either..
Great DIY tip
I actually made a similar device for nori. However, instead of using the algae magnet, I purchased a few small strong magnets about 1/4″x 1″ covered one side of a pair of them with black Velcro and glued one of them with crazy glue to the same clip as you used. All together the two magnets plus the Velcro cost around 5 bucks and works like a charm with a smaller footprint than the algae magnets.
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