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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question how was this done?

Saw this on Google images of planted tanks.....how did they do this? it is a piece of driftwood that's been turned upside down..wondering how they got it to stay that way? i would love to do this...but being a novice i am at a loss on the how to part...
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 12:26 PM
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You can anchor these kinds of things with a piece of slate and use a nylon or stainless screw from underneath to support it. You just bury these things in the substrate.
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you can anchor these kinds of things with a piece of slate and use a nylon or stainless screw from underneath to support it. You just bury these things in the substrate.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, i thought it looked different and interesting! changes the way i look at driftwood while shopping!

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I use a piece of ceramic tile and screw the driftwood to it. Same concept, but the tile is thinner which is easier to hide and easier to drill for the screw. A diamond tipped drill bit makes easy work of the hole, and make sure you use a stainless screw.

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I used aquarium safe silicone to glue small river stones around the base of mine. Then I pushed it down in the sand to cover the rocks.
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You can also build a structure out of egg-crate and zip-tie wood to it. I drilled holes through the wood, cut out parts of the egg-crate to stick the wood into, elevated it with PVC, and then connected it all with zip-ties.





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Your eggcrate thing has been an inspiration to me. Just fyi.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 02:46 PM
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Your eggcrate thing has been an inspiration to me. Just fyi.
+2 exactly what I was looking for. Hopefully the slope stays put?
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+2 exactly what I was looking for. Hopefully the slope stays put?
TY for sharing.
That would be my only concern :-/

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+2 exactly what I was looking for. Hopefully the slope stays put?
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Thanks! Time will tell on the slope. It's not super aggressive, so I'm hoping it holds. All I know is that when I tried it without the egg crate it was flat within a few months.

I was pretty excited when I came up with the wood attachment idea, and I figured it'd help other people and give them their own ideas. I've learned so much on this forum, it's ridiculous.
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You can also build a structure out of egg-crate and zip-tie wood to it. I drilled holes through the wood, cut out parts of the egg-crate to stick the wood into, elevated it with PVC, and then connected it all with zip-ties.





WOW. That looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing "tricks of the trade"....
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You can also try reviving their thread by asking them. My nano tank with my diy Led light
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