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*Zombie Moan* Bbbbrrraaaiiinnsss.....

Hush, Zombie! Let me talk!

I know everyone is so excited about the... Zombie Aquarium. I used the dead tree with an overgrown graveyard as my inspiration for this lovely adventure.

What got me wanting to make a zombie tank was someone posting about how cool it would be to take the new Electric Green Skirt Tetras and make a zombie tank. Well it got me thinking they do look like radioactive zombies. Thread on the tetras is here-->Glofish Electric Green Tetra!

So I posted a discussion thread Here looking for help and I found it.

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And to anyone who posted on the discussion thread!

Well....HERE IT IS! Well so far...

No plants yet, I still need to get my lights. I will be doing a dry start. I also need some more slate pieces for the gravestones/tombstones. The wood has a giant hole I know. But I plan on wrapping Java Moss around it doing an overgrown cave entrance.

Let me know what you think!
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Fun. Im not sure I like seeing the.. "stump" of the wood though..
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Fun. Im not sure I like seeing the.. "stump" of the wood though..
It is just setting right now. I may change it up, not sure. Like I put. I am going to wrap java moss around it and make the hole barely visible, to create a little overgrown cave. I just didn't want to cut it and mess this beautiful piece of wood.

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Fun. Im not sure I like seeing the.. "stump" of the wood though..
Agree, I'd bury it as far as it goes and some plants around it or something to kind of hide it.
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Found two strip lights that work. I may need to replace the bulbs. But that's okay. xD

Not sure if I want strip lights or clamp lamps?!


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Agree, I'd bury it as far as it goes and some plants around it or something to kind of hide it.
Did you read my post about the Java Moss? I would like thoughts on that..

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I wouldnt worry about the "stump" lol, I like the hole and if you do too who cares. Definitely needs more headstones though, would be a pretty lonely graveyard with 3 stiffs I love the idea here, very fun! What plants are you gonna use? Hopefully some dwarf hairgrass, would look awesome like an old overgrown graveyard. You could paint little pictures of white skirt tetras on the stones lol. maybe some green shrimp in there too?
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I wouldnt worry about the "stump" lol, I like the hole and if you do too who cares. Definitely needs more headstones though, would be a pretty lonely graveyard with 3 stiffs I love the idea here, very fun! What plants are you gonna use? Hopefully some dwarf hairgrass, would look awesome like an old overgrown graveyard. You could paint little pictures of white skirt tetras on the stones lol. maybe some green shrimp in there too?
Thank you. I personally like the "stump" and adding java moss to do a "cave" of sorts. I thought it would be interesting have little critters come out of the java moss, like long forgotten bodies in a cave. haha

I plan on it adding more headstones. I got the rocks at the local fish store and I lucked out on them. lol

I am going to do DHG. I have a dark green Wisteria for the background for the "Tree". Java moss on the stump. I also have a Lilaeopsis, not sure on the exact one, I was going to put in there. I also thought about getting some Downoi for this thank. But I love any suggestions.

Green shrimp might be interesting. Hmmmm...I may have to try them.

I still need another small back of sand to build around the "Tree".

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You might try an arts and crafts store for small ceramic gravestones
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You might try an arts and crafts store for small ceramic gravestones
I looked at two different ones. They don't have anything. I wish it was halloween. I bet I could find lots of things. lol

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I love the wood and cave idea, very creepy. The hole adds mystery to the look. Cant wait to see it all done. Subscribed.

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Before I became a member on this website I saw this idea on another thread. I didn't think you would actually do it! LOL! Anyway, have you considered this fish for the tank? http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3955265
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Ooh its coming along, can't wait to see the finished product!

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I love the wood and cave idea, very creepy. The hole adds mystery to the look. Cant wait to see it all done. Subscribed.
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Before I became a member on this website I saw this idea on another thread. I didn't think you would actually do it! LOL! Anyway, have you considered this fish for the tank? http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3955265
I have looked into the X-Ray Tetras. But I am going to go with the Blind Cave Tetra. They intrigue me. haha

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I threw some dwarf hairgrass roots that kept growing shoots in a bowll filled with water and no light. It'll be interesting if DHG grows in this tank with out saran Warp and a light. xD

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There's something extra creepy about fish with no eyes - good choice! lol

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