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post #51 of 127 Old 06-01-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Your thread helped me identify a mystery plant i got when i got my Java Moss! It was caboma!
Glad it could help! I love Cabomba, it grows really fast!
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post #52 of 127 Old 06-01-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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this one for example.... drool.

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Those are nice, they would go well pointing up instead of down like I want. Those curves would do real well.

I especially like the Sumatra wood.

Personally i prefer the ones ches posted because they have thicker roots that are long.

I'm going to try and find some around my area (in the woods, stream, rivers) before I buy any first though...try and save money ahhaha.
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Those are nice, they would go well pointing up instead of down like I want. Those curves would do real well.

I especially like the Sumatra wood.

Personally i prefer the ones ches posted because they have thicker roots that are long.

I'm going to try and find some around my area (in the woods, stream, rivers) before I buy any first though...try and save money ahhaha.
I see what you mean, I found some manzanita on ebay, looks nice that stuff! its only from the states though, and the wood cost 7 dollars, but shipping is like 50 dollars lol.

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I see what you mean, I found some manzanita on ebay, looks nice that stuff! its only from the states though, and the wood cost 7 dollars, but shipping is like 50 dollars lol.
Yeah I really like the prices on those 7 euro ones. Those were BIG and cheap!

There is a nice river around here were going to hopefully get to look at this weekend.

Does anyone know a good way to .....disinfect a large piece of wood?

I can't boil these large pieces of wood I want.....
too big...
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I dunno, Termie - from what I've read, even boiling doesn't necessarily get rid of everything that could be growing on/in it. I've read that some people use a bleach and water solution, and I've also heard of people baking wood in their ovens. . . definitely do some more research here, though, as I don't know anything about fish-keeping yet! Hopefully someone else has some better answers! Good luck finding the perfect branch!
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I dunno, Termie - from what I've read, even boiling doesn't necessarily get rid of everything that could be growing on/in it. I've read that some people use a bleach and water solution, and I've also heard of people baking wood in their ovens. . . definitely do some more research here, though, as I don't know anything about fish-keeping yet! Hopefully someone else has some better answers! Good luck finding the perfect branch!
I agree research research research. I hate putting a bunch of chemicals on stuff.

The two pieces of wood I've taken ....boiled....have worked out so far, but their small. The second one was long and I had to pour boiling water over it. But its summer now and that was really hot. I would prefer a better, safer, more secure method.

I mean what do those people who find wood everywhere do. I know they at least soak it.
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post #57 of 127 Old 06-01-2012, 08:49 PM
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I always wonder, too - and I agree, I hate chemicals, the thought of using bleach on something that will go into my tank especially terrifies me! I'm not brave enough to try it! Luckily for me, my mother is into canning (like jellies and stuff) so she has a seriously HUGE pot that she let me use to boil my wood. I fit half of it in there, boiled it for ages, then flipped it and boiled the other half. Maybe if you get something narrow enough to fit into a spaghetti pot that would work? LOL! Either way, enjoy your walk in the woods - I know you'll figure it out!
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post #58 of 127 Old 06-01-2012, 11:52 PM
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Will caboma grow in a jar? mine came with some java moss, and the stems arent strong enough to tie to a rock...I have them in a jar, but im not sure how im even going to use it if i cant get it to stay down! Probably as a floating plant, but id like to get it planted!

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Will caboma grow in a jar? mine came with some java moss, and the stems arent strong enough to tie to a rock...I have them in a jar, but im not sure how im even going to use it if i cant get it to stay down! Probably as a floating plant, but id like to get it planted!
Try putting the ends of the stems into the substrate. You can guide the stems with your hand through the substrate and use your other hand to put the substrate around it. It should stay in the substrate. You can place a rock over where the bent stem is under the substrate to help it stay down as well.

When it gets stronger it will develop a small root system and possibly runners. It will stay down easier but cabomba is always hard to keep down. It helps with my gravel but just be patient.
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post #60 of 127 Old 06-02-2012, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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I CAUGHT THE OTHER MOUSE!!!!

I set this crazy trap in the middle of the night and totally caught her. She is now back home all happy :D

Here is an insanely detailed post on how I caught her:
We Caught Half Tail! | Termato's Journals
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