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Un-sticky situation

Post by elly_bananas » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:01 pm

So im having a super hard time keeping things like netting and the hanging coconut bridge from falling off the glass. I tried command strips, humidity approved command strips, doubling up command strips, hook type suction cups, command stripping said suction cups.... The coconut fell in the middle of the night, and half the netting the other day. Surfaces were pristinely cleaned. I just dont get it.

What am i doing wrong? Any suggestions? Ready to go in with my glue gun.... ugh.

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Post by fandt94 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:25 pm

Ugh how irritating! This type of situation worries me too so I am constantly checking my suction cups. So far have only had 1 come lose but since I kind of went crazy with them the one didn’t cause anything to fall. I just moisten the cup and stick it back. That’s crazy that nothing seems to be holding up for you! Hope someone pops in with some ideas...
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Post by elly_bananas » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:39 pm

Think im gonna try a different brand of suction cups. I was sitting here deep into Netflix and had an "ah-ha" moment and rigged the coconut to the center beam. But still questioning the net issue.

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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Did you throughly dry the surface beforehand? (Or is the surface your trying to stick things on in front of the UTH, which is warm and prone to things falling off?

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Post by elly_bananas » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:43 pm

Ok, so yes the area is clean, and... yes, i am trying to stick to a warm surface is that my problem right there?

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:21 pm

elly_bananas wrote:Think im gonna try a different brand of suction cups. I was sitting here deep into Netflix and had an "ah-ha" moment and rigged the coconut to the center beam. But still questioning the net issue.

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Un-sticky situation

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:34 am

I’m not sure if this will help, or if they come in smaller sizes. I have these suction cups that have a hook and you place it on the glass with the hook up then push the hook down and it creates a really tight seal. Image here is what they look like. I use them on my front porch to hang decorations up. I hope I explained them ok.
I read you can silicone suction cups to tile, wonder if that would be ok in a tank?

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Post by elly_bananas » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:19 pm

I use these in my shower. But ive never seen smaller ones. Headed to the store tomorrow, ill figure something out

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:13 pm

RiNiKy506 wrote:I’m not sure if this will help, or if they come in smaller sizes. I have these suction cups that have a hook and you place it on the glass with the hook up then push the hook down and it creates a really tight seal. Image here is what they look like. I use them on my front porch to hang decorations up. I hope I explained them ok.
I read you can silicone suction cups to tile, wonder if that would be ok in a tank?

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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:19 pm

The coconut hut is probably heavy, which is why some things aren't working. Sorry that you are having issues. You might need to use a zip tie to attach it to a branch or the center beam like you mentioned.

Edit: Sorry, I forgot you mentioned the net. I use the velcro command strips. Then I use the hooks with the velcro. I don't use anything to clean my glass but a paper towel. I wipe the glass really well with the paper towel. Then, I push command strip on with the hook and press it for a good 10-20 seconds. Then, don't hang anything on it for 5 minutes. After that - then you can hang it. This is what I use in my crabitats besides zip ties. :) Works for me, and my humidity is at 99% I do not mist my tanks though. If you mist your tank, this could be the issue. Good luck!
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