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post #11 of 15 Old 05-22-2013, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Mike,
Sure will post/reply to this thread once I am done. And I will post the picture too. I am planning for a trip and thought of doing the wood treatment after the trip. Now, it is just sitting submerged in a bucket. A small piece stand outside the bucket, but I am not worried about that since I keep the wood piece turning every night and this piece will go submerged then. I bought a hard bristle brush from Home Depot and brush-cleaned the wood. I took off the remaining bark as well. While brushing I found some soft spots. That is something that needs attention. i will check again for that spot while boiling. If that is leeching too much, I can cut off that portion easily.
I will keep updated.

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post #12 of 15 Old 05-22-2013, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the note. I haven't decided on the bottom dwellers yet. But won't go with "Flying Fox" as I have had bad experiences of losing some. I just started upgrading from 10g to 55g. So still deciding on what to go in the tank. Thanks for pointing out the water parameter constraint on Otos.

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post #13 of 15 Old 05-23-2013, 12:23 AM
Hi Praveen....sorry for the late response, my job was beyond nuts today! Ok, can't wait to see it when it happens!!! Above all, enjoy ur trip...keep in touch..... -mike
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post #14 of 15 Old 06-20-2013, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Help Needed in identifying a plant

Hello everyone,

I got a plant from a nearby LFS. I am not sure what plant this is. Can someone help me? Picture is attached.

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post #15 of 15 Old 02-12-2014, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Mike,

Sorry I was away for quite some time. About that driftwood, I didn't use it. I tried boiling it and also tried bathtub treatment. It didn't stop leaching yellow color. Later I found that it is not a good one to use. The wood will become soft later and will spoil the water. So threw it away (sad isn't it?). On early January, I moved to a new apartment. I gave all teh fishes, plants and driftwood to the LFS and got some store credit. I am planning to go for a cichlid aquarium next. It is not up until now. I am keeping my trickle filter and the power filter and adding a Eiheim 2217 and a sponge filter (which is part of my UG jet). I have some questions regarding the filtration which I have posted in the forum. Keep you updated.

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