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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Critique my driftwood setup

I've been putting this together using a box of Badcop manzanita for a 36x18x21 tank and wanted some opinions on what I've done so far. I have quite a few more pieces that I could add but don't want the driftwood to look too clunky. I realize some adjustments may need to be made once it goes in the tank but want to have it assembled before putting it my tank and starting a rescape. Any suggestions are appreciated!



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Actually looks good to me! Lots of character in the placement.

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Did you measure your dimensions already? It looks much bigger than the tank!

I really am starting to like these driftwood assemblies, yours looks great!
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I really am starting to like these driftwood assemblies, yours looks great!
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What is that you've used to tie the pieces together?

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What is that you've used to tie the pieces together?
Plastic Zip Ties. great thing to have I use tons of them for everything around the house. Jake always includes some when he ships wood out.

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Thanks for the comments everyone, I'll stick with what I have then!


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Did you measure your dimensions already? It looks much bigger than the tank!

I really am starting to like these driftwood assemblies, yours looks great!
I haven't measured quite yet just because I wanted to get a general idea of what arrangement I wanted but, I can always adjust the pieces a little bit to make them fit better. If anything, it might be taller than the tank but I have an open top so, I don't mind if it peeks out a little. I have lots of zip ties!
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Plastic Zip Ties. great thing to have I use tons of them for everything around the house. Jake always includes some when he ships wood out.

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Yep, zip ties. They work great and are pretty cheap so, you can use as many as necessary until you get the arrangement you want.
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I changed things up a bit and think I came up with my final arrangement. This took quite a few zip ties to hold it in place!



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You can trim the excess plastic off those zip ties. Makes it look much nicer.

Very nice DW BTW, would love to have a peice as awesome as that.

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In the first of your latest two pictures, is there any way to do away with that farthest left tie? It may be out and very visible unless you hide it in plants somehow.
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very nice! but 4 words: clear plastic zip ties ;-)
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