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Old 03-12-2012, 11:22 PM   #11
 
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looking good jayy! any full tank shots?
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #12
 
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Thanks, hopefully my tank is half as good as yours.
Thanks but My tank needs a major overhaul. The plants have been neglected here lately unfortunately (really the whole tank). The only thing I have kept up on is doing water changes but thats about it. Ohh well feedings but that should be a give me.

Have a lot going on with remodeling my house. I had to drain the tank like 2 or 3 times in one week and it melted half of my Jungle Vals but I had no choice because I was redoing my floors (ripped out old carpet and put down Laminate flooring). Also about the same time I think my root tablets ran out and my swords are showing it. The background got left off durning the whole moving and removing and there is bba in the tank esp. in my Java moss. So yeah major work needed. Nothing a littel TLC can't handle just have to get time. This weekend will hopefully be that time.

Anywho I am sure your tank will look awesome when everything fills in. From the pics it does look it could use some rocks or driftwood or both just my opinion though. With that all said I still think your tank looks great!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:38 PM   #13
 
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Thanks but My tank needs a major overhaul. The plants have been neglected here lately unfortunately (really the whole tank). The only thing I have kept up on is doing water changes but thats about it. Ohh well feedings but that should be a give me.

Have a lot going on with remodeling my house. I had to drain the tank like 2 or 3 times in one week and it melted half of my Jungle Vals but I had no choice because I was redoing my floors (ripped out old carpet and put down Laminate flooring). Also about the same time I think my root tablets ran out and my swords are showing it. The background got left off durning the whole moving and removing and there is bba in the tank esp. in my Java moss. So yeah major work needed. Nothing a littel TLC can't handle just have to get time. This weekend will hopefully be that time.

Anywho I am sure your tank will look awesome when everything fills in. From the pics it does look it could use some rocks or driftwood or both just my opinion though. With that all said I still think your tank looks great!!
Sorry about your tank, I hope it recovers nicely. Yea I agree with what you said, but driftwood is CRAZY expensive!! I just want to make sure, I find the right piece. I would love to here more opinions.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:39 PM   #14
 
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looking good jayy! any full tank shots?
On the way!
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:43 PM   #15
 
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I'll take a better one later on.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:50 PM   #16
 
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Yeah I know the feeling about the expense of driftwood and I can only get mopani wood locally on top of that!! Don't know if you are aware if this or not but hardwoods can be used like Oak or Birch (thinks thats right or it might be beech) for driftwood. I have also gotten wood from one river before and used that. Just make sure it does.t have any sap! Just throwing some more options out there.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:56 PM   #17
 
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Yeah I know the feeling about the expense of driftwood and I can only get mopani wood locally on top of that!! Don't know if you are aware if this or not but hardwoods can be used like Oak or Birch (thinks thats right or it might be beech) for driftwood. I have also gotten wood from one river before and used that. Just make sure it does.t have any sap! Just throwing some more options out there.
I was going to collect from the river, but Bryon said it's safer to buy from a store. Because of pestides, oil, etc. But the hardware store, would this still be in natural form and not lumber?
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:11 AM   #18
 
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I wouldn't use anything from hardware stores as they would probably be treated pieces. Yeah you do have to becareful from collecting from rivers. The one I collected from in the mountains in the middle of nowhere so was thinking it would be okay. I never had problems out of the pieces I used.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #19
 
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I wouldn't use anything from hardware stores as they would probably be treated pieces. Yeah you do have to becareful from collecting from rivers. The one I collected from in the mountains in the middle of nowhere so was thinking it would be okay. I never had problems out of the pieces I used.
Ok, thanks!
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #20
 
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Coming along fine. Just needs a background, and I suggest plain non-shiny black. Constructino paper that you buy at craft and hobby stores works fine. Two sheets cut and taped together to cover the outer back wall of the tank. This would make a vast difference. And the plants will fill in as they grow.

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