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post #11 of 52 Old 01-13-2011, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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I am a HUGE fan of the black background..... that is what I have on my 55 and love it. I have just been havin so much fun with everything else, that I didn't get to it.
Tonight I am working on drilling out the center of the Big stump. I am hoping that if I do that .... soak it for a couple more days .... then fill the opening with gravel.... It will sink before 2020.
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post #12 of 52 Old 01-13-2011, 09:52 PM
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It will sink before 2020.

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post #13 of 52 Old 01-14-2011, 12:49 PM
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That is one great looking piece of wood and you made a great improvement to the tank from the original set up.

Looking forward to seeing updated pics. Keep up the good work

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post #14 of 52 Old 01-14-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Tanks all..... I am havin a blast!!! I am soo anxious to get that wood in the tank. I started drilling the top to hollow it out the center...... wow that is some hard wood. I went through two batteries in my 19v drill and this is all I got done:
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What are the chances of fish getting stuck in those holes tho? Are you going to plug them up with something to weight it down?

Just askin bc I lost two corys who got themselves stuck in a hole in a rock.

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I plan on connecting all the holes to make it hollow in the center....then fill it up with gravel to weigh it down.
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post #17 of 52 Old 01-15-2011, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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IT"S SATURDAY!!!!!!
I've been workin on my tank today. I opened the top of the stump a little better:



Then I put it in the tank and filled the top with gravel
and put a few rock on it cause it still isn't sinkin.



This is what that looked like:



Then I put in another small piece of wood and a few plants.... WOW did that make a difference!!!



I also put a rock on top and a couple plants up there
Does anyone know what the plant floating on the left is??? It seems to like floating... so I may just let it do that.




So this is where I am at now....I think I will look at it for a while to see what else It needs(I know I want to change it to a plain black background). Of course your suggestions are ALWAY welcome.



Thanks for lookin.
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post #18 of 52 Old 01-15-2011, 03:42 PM
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That stump is Awesome! I love the way it looks with the plants around it. Great idea adding the plant at the top of the stump, too. The tank looks great. Nice job.

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post #19 of 52 Old 01-15-2011, 03:51 PM
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Whoa, that stump looks epic. Nice job! The floating plant is Pennywort. You can plant it but it does really well floating. I love the way your tank looks.

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post #20 of 52 Old 01-15-2011, 04:07 PM
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I'll have to check the reptile section next time I'm at the pet store. $12.99 for a stump that big is a great price (as long as it's safe for fish).

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