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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Need advice on driftwood placement

Need advice on the placement of the driftwood. It is a 16 gallon bowfront. The wood will be completely covered with taiwan moss. It will be mostly swords and vals in the tank.

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Please keep in mind on #2, that I will be cutting it along the blue painters tape, and that it will be centered in the tank. It will almost look like a root emerging from the substrate.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 03:25 AM
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I'm voting for #2, with the idea you had planned.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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#2 would be pretty cool, something different from what everyone else does. I suppose you'd have to mount it on some slate or plexiglass if you chose that orientation.
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I like the reverse of #2. Stick the other end in the soil and let the end with the painters tape protrude.

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The problem with that is the end with the painters tape was cut from a larger root when I bought it. It wouldn't look that natural with a flat edge.
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I vote for #2. #1 I beileve is too commonly seen.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 01:23 AM
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Cut ends will not be a problem (eventually). If you are going to cover it with moss, the moss will hide the cut. IMHO

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