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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Driftwood: Bay Area LFS with good selection

Hey Good People,

I'm about to set up a LARGE tank, recently converted from a reef system.

The tank is 52 x 36 x 36. I need some BIG pieces of driftwood and can't seem to find a shop in the East Bay (where I live) that carries anything close to what I want. I was hoping one of you folks had a good lead on a nice selection of tank hardscaping.

As long as I'm here, I might as well ask: I'd love to see any photos of LARGE aquascaping.

Also, does anyone have an opinion on using cork for the background? I saw some photos of it on this forum once. I tried it on a smaller tank and the silicone didn't hold it too well. Any advice?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 06:25 PM
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I hear that cork detriorates fast in a planted tank. As for large pieces of driftwood i am not sure. I head sarahbobarah got a nice deal for a large bunch. Going to a store will probably cost you more.
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I'm not sure about the best places in the East Bay for driftwood, but for great photos of large aquascapes, you can't beat these...

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PetClub in Mountain View sometimes has some driftwood of a decent size. Perhaps youd be able to add a couple medium sizes tangled together to get the "big chunk" effect your looking for.
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maybe even locally collecting some.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2005, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by jbomber
As long as I'm here, I might as well ask: I'd love to see any photos of LARGE aquascaping.
You might as well try Nature Aquarium World Book 3, by Takashi Amano
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 02:55 AM
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Why heck, ya should have tagged along today with me. I found some nice wood in the American River as well as nice Yuba river rock.

I have a lot of wood.
What type of wood are you looking for?

There are a number of very suitable woods in CA.
Redwood root is one of my personal favorites.

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