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Thread: Suction cups - keep falling off what do you do to keep them on?

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    i find that alot of my suction cups that came with the plants i got from the petstore are no good after awhile. no suction and won't stick. it's worse with plastic tubs though. even after cleaning they still don't stick. some fall off if it gets too hot inside the glass tanks but they stick back on. i might have to look at those at lowes but then i'll have to use wires to connect the plants up.
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    If you've had your tank for a while it may have water spots (mineral buildup) from misting. This buildup does not come off easily even when the tank is regularly cleaned. I find these spots are the usual culprit for suction cups not sticking anymore. Try scrubbing the glass with vinegar where you'd like to place your suction cups. The acid in the vinegar will help dissolve the mineral deposits and give the suction cup a smooth surface to get a good seal.

    I just buy cheapie DollarTree suction cups and haven't had problems with them as long as the glass surface is free of water spots. Good luck!

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    Put the suction cups in a small bowl of water and microwave them for 10-15 seconds. You will not be disappointed in how well they stick!

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