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Re: mops where to get ????? you gotta make 'em
--- schmidtcarney at ecr_net wrote:
> KI>Hello all
> KI>I hope your weekend was good. One question where
> can a person get the
> KI>breeding mops i called all my lfs nadda so im
> seeing if someone online knows
> KI>of a outlet.
> Hi Gregory--
> Mops are rather a specialty item. As far as I know,
> most people make
> their own. It's not too difficult a task--all you
> are doing is making a
> tassel. If you want a permanently floating mop, you
> can add a
> polystyrene ball inside the top part of the tassel
> (saves time with not
> having to fish mops off the bottom with some
> species). I use whatever
> dark colored (usually green) yarn is on sale.
> Here's how I make them:
> 1. Wrap yarn 20 to 30 rimes around a clipboard.
> Depending on the size of
> your tanks you can either go across or the long way.
> 2. Cut yarn and cut another piece about 6 " long.
> 3. Use 6" piece to tie all wraps together at one
> point. Tie it tightly!
> 4. Slip all wraps off clipboard.
> 5. Cut another 6" piece of yarn.
> 6. Use this short piece to tie around the wraps
> about an inch below the
> first tie. This makes the head of the tassel.
> 7. Cut thread loops. Shake out.
> 8. Place completed tassel in tank.
> There are probably better directions for this in the
> AKA Beginner's
> Guide. You might also check out the AKA website.
> Hope this helps.
> in mosquito infested Ohio
> See http://www.aka.org/AKA/subkillietalk.html to
The first killies I set up for breeding was a pair of
Aus. I boiled the mop and soaked it several times ,to
remove the excess dye . Next morning the water was
slightly colored and the fish were dead.
I repeated the whole procedure ,and tested the mop
,and water with a cull,and all went well.
So I would allways test new mops before putting in
your prize fish,and thats my 1/2 cents worth.
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