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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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So Quick Update
Driftwood STILL isnt sinking but It sure feels more waterlogged... I have a feeling it was sittint out of the water for a LOOOONG time. I am going to order my substrate next week.

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STILL waiting for it to sink. I think I might have to do something about it.

Whats the easierst way to make it sink. I would like to avoid screwing it to a piece of metal if possible.

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Still Floating. Going to have to find alternate way to get it to sink.
Fishing line on a rock should be fine right? It would be in places that would be covered by moss anyway?

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Fishing line and tupperware lids buried in the substrate are how I weighed down my driftwood, so that should be a good option.
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what substrate are you using? also i highly suggest to not use any aquarium backrounds. you can if you want to, just my opinion though
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Fishing line and tupperware lids buried in the substrate are how I weighed down my driftwood, so that should be a good option.
I am about to try that because it still floats lol. so the tupperware lid... you just cover it with the substrate and it will hold it down? Good because I DO want to get it started. I want to have it running for 3+ months to get everything balanced and lots of biofilm for them to eat :-)

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Well... She is finally set up... My pride and joy. I am so excited to get plants and then my shrimp. Im picking up two Ottos today. It sounds like I need to let the biofilm grow for a couple months before its ready for shrimpies so the Ottos will keep it cycled. Question for anyone tho... Is that actually true? Or can I get them now?

I have 2 things left to get for my tank... A dropcheckerand a tds meter.

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Got some plants today and 2 otto's :-)


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Little over a week and already everything is growing like crazy! Im going to try and post weekly pictures.

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I like your setup, that is one nice piece of driftwood. I used to have that same exact background pic on my 29 gallon years ago... Bring back memories! lol

Hope to see more pics in the future, peace.
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Finally Got my tank set up at my new appt :-) looking forward to lots of updates.
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Holy F@#$, it's been a whole year since you got the driftwood and you haven't even made much progress! (Granted, the few months to water-log your driftwood probably accounted for most of it)

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Holy F@#$, it's been a whole year since you got the driftwood and you haven't even made much progress! (Granted, the few months to water-log your driftwood probably accounted for most of it)

Yea It took probably over 6 months to get it to sink and it STILL wont... But that black rock in the back is tied to it so it works :-)

I did a TON of triming and am going to tonight/tomorrow do a lot more trimming. I need to get some ferts badly but my new couch is coming in tonight so it might have to wait until tomorrow. I took a good 2-3 months off also since i was planning on moving. W only did Water changes, no ferts and no co2 so the growth actualy came to a standstill. Infact it looks like it mostly died.

But once the couch is here I can set the tank where I want it and be done. :-)

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