Whole Manzanita trees, and other driftwood. - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
plantbrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The swamp
Posts: 13,609
I'd not worry too much about the power washer, the manzys are rather flexible actually. You can blast the lower parts and the trunks etc, certainly the larger pieces. I leave those stumps in the ground unless I can easily pull them out by hand.

There are lots and lots of those type of stumps all over the place along road sides, but it takes work to dig them out.

After about 1-2 weeks, the plecos, shrimp etc will pick off the grey color.

Regards,
Tom Barr

Regards,
Tom Barr
plantbrain is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 11:51 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Craigthor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dubuque, IA
Posts: 9,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dollface View Post
They range from this cute litte guy who's destined for a 5.5 gallon moss tree scape, at about 8" tops

I so want this one or one like it. so pretty and would look good in my ADA Mini M

LMK if you decide to sell a few smaller ones like this.

Craig

Rebooting...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdwill View Post
"C'mon, they're just plants, man, no big deal -- try some"
Craigthor is offline  
post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 2,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post
I'd not worry too much about the power washer, the manzys are rather flexible actually. You can blast the lower parts and the trunks etc, certainly the larger pieces. I leave those stumps in the ground unless I can easily pull them out by hand.

There are lots and lots of those type of stumps all over the place along road sides, but it takes work to dig them out.

After about 1-2 weeks, the plecos, shrimp etc will pick off the grey color.

Regards,
Tom Barr
I got a new head for the powerwasher that has adjustable settings wich is perfect for the more delicate stuff. So hopefully these guys should all be cleaned up in a week or so.

As to getting stuff out of the ground, these little ones come out super easy, they almost pop out if you look at them the wrong way.
The larger stump was a bit more tricky, I took about an hour or two to dig it out by hand, but my dad says we may be able to pull them out roots and all with a tractor.

Wabi Kusa is just an Aquascape Katamari
Dollface is offline  
post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 12:43 AM
CL
C-A-T-S
 
CL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 9,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post
Brush them with wire brush and then soak them for a few days in trash can.
Sell etc. Or keep.

Trim off the really fine branches and roots.

Regards

Tom Barr
then give them to me.

you're sitting on a gold mine there. Take advantage of it!

CL is offline  
post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 04:34 AM
Green Water Master
 
lumpyfunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Prior Lake, MN (Twin Cities)
Posts: 1,601
I would definitely be interested in some as well. You could look at badcopnofishtank SNS thread for pricing. Ask less if you dont want to clean them.

90 gallon 'mid tech'
46 bow front low tech
10 gallon No tech
lumpyfunk is offline  
post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 05:28 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
funkyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hanover Park, IL
Posts: 1,494
Send a message via MSN to funkyfish
Dollface do you still got some of those nice small ones left? Like the one in the second picture or similar? I will soooo take it off your hands you don't need to do anything to it, I will clean it and trim it myself
Please let me know if you got something I could buy from you
Thank you

My 55g project
"There is a fine line between Hobby and Mental illness."
funkyfish is offline  
post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 07:46 AM
Planted Member
 
bibbels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Memphis,TN
Posts: 195
Quote:
Originally Posted by clwatkins10 View Post
then give them to me.

you're sitting on a gold mine there. Take advantage of it!
Definitely. Hope to see these in the S&S soon
bibbels is offline  
post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 2,214
Thanks for all the feedback guys, I hope to have these trees up for sale in about a week.

Quick question while I'm posting, would anyone be intrested in an a la carte type deal for selling regular old manzanita branches? Like, pick and individually numbered branch to mix and match your own packages?

Wabi Kusa is just an Aquascape Katamari
Dollface is offline  
post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 03:15 AM
CL
C-A-T-S
 
CL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 9,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dollface View Post
Thanks for all the feedback guys, I hope to have these trees up for sale in about a week.

Quick question while I'm posting, would anyone be intrested in an a la carte type deal for selling regular old manzanita branches? Like, pick and individually numbered branch to mix and match your own packages?
mix and match would e too much work and get waaay too confusing too fast

CL is offline  
post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 05:18 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
funkyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hanover Park, IL
Posts: 1,494
Send a message via MSN to funkyfish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dollface View Post
My dad is on a never ending quest to clear manzanita off our land, so in the process of that, I pulled up about 40 of these small dead manzanita trees today. I thought you guys might like them.

Doing mix and match probably would get a little confusing. Maybe doing a good price for each one would be a better idea. But I wouldn't mind getting the first and third from the bottom right . I know the one in the second picture has been spoken for so I really wouldn't mind having one or both of the ones I mentioned. And maybe even the second from the bottom left. They just so perfect for my forest scape I want to do in my 14g that I'm getting Keep us posted when you will be ready to sell them. Can't wait

My 55g project
"There is a fine line between Hobby and Mental illness."
funkyfish is offline  
post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 2,214
oh no, the whole trees are going to be sold individually, I was thinking of doing mix/match for just regular branches.

that right most one on the bottom is the one from the second picture, btw, it's staying with me for a future 5.5 tree scape, you're free to the other one though.

Wabi Kusa is just an Aquascape Katamari
Dollface is offline  
post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 05:31 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
funkyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hanover Park, IL
Posts: 1,494
Send a message via MSN to funkyfish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dollface View Post
oh no, the whole trees are going to be sold individually, I was thinking of doing mix/match for just regular branches.

that right most one on the bottom is the one from the second picture, btw, it's staying with me for a future 5.5 tree scape, you're free to the other one though.
Ok cool. I'm up for that So the 3rd one from the bottom right is the one I could get from you? Let me know

My 55g project
"There is a fine line between Hobby and Mental illness."
funkyfish is offline  
Reply

Tags
driftwood, manzanita, trees

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome