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Great idea on attaching those pieces of DW together. How did you come up with the idea with covering up the parts with peat moss? I would've done everything you did, but instead just tied moss around the parts and HOPED they cover up the joint. That peat moss extra step was brilliant!

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Looks great man. LOLLOLOL...I love Chicken Butt!...yum...

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Artist is at work here. Nice demonstration how to extend driftwood. I will use this for my future tank. Thank
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That is a great idea to extend driftwood. Thanks for sharing this.
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Great idea on attaching those pieces of DW together. How did you come up with the idea with covering up the parts with peat moss? I would've done everything you did, but instead just tied moss around the parts and HOPED they cover up the joint. That peat moss extra step was brilliant!
Thanks. Extending driftwood is just one kind of many modifications you can do. You can use this way to I see others using ss screw to attach to a small plastic plate to hold DW down.
I'm not sure if you guys know this but in my country, all carpenters know that the mixture of fine sand, sawdust stuff and superglue gel is a great combination. Hard likes rock. I don't have sawdust, or find sand, so I used peatmoss. Just fine.

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Looks exactly like this to me. Haha

Here are some photos of what can give you by using this way. These photos were copied from a my local planted tank forum. I'm not the person who do this, I just follow their steps. I wish I could do like that too. Unfortunately, I'm not that handy.

The small container is fine sand and sawdust together.


2 branches


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And you have this. Bonsai style, perfectly for shrimp tank or nano tank



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This is what I've done after 15h working. Took 6h for Ro/di water!

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I've screwed together branches to make my driftwood more interesting, but that peat moss coating is pure genius. Thanx for the great idea.

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Wow the guy you learned from did a awesome job as well

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Just wondering, where did you get that shrimp net from? what does it call? LOL

It look really nice
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Thanks for your all kind words.

This tank will be cycled for 4 weeks. Here's the plan: 15G water change after 2 weeks, another 15g water change at week 4th. Check the water parameters, dose Mosura Mineral Plus, add Borneowild Mineral Rock, TDS up if needed. And will be ready for shrimp.

New ADA: water crystal clear since the first time. No dust, no yellow (of cause), nothing to complain.

Here's the parameter of Day 1. Air pump is on 24/24.
-pH: 6.3 (after 12h running air pump) and I didn't add Indian Almond Leaf yet. I will test it with the CO2 is on. I think it will drop a little. I don't -know.
-gH: 0
-kH: 0
-TDS: 55
-Temp: 20-22
-NO3: waiting for test kit.
-Lighting: 10-12h
-Co2: running solenoid a little more than 1bps with light
Not bad for the first day.

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Almost week 1. Update FTS

I took out the needle JF and replace with some fissidens on lava rock. Also took the anubias nana out added some SS mesh with fissidens. I know it looks messy but I'm cycling the tank, so I will throw in as many plants as I can to let them suck all the NO3. This is what I would take out the NLF on the left corner, the anubias coffee in the middle BG, and will place the SS mesh in breading boxes.

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My NO3 is 20ppm. Hope it will drop when the cycle is done. I'm looking for 5-10ppm before putting some shrimps.

Just order some Secheam purigen, Secheam Matrix, 2 Large Marina breader boxes and a 2l prefilter as well as ss mesh prefilter for intake. Hope they will arrive soon.

What I have learned so far:
1. I bought too much plants and can't use them all.
2. I'm messing up the tank. I realize that it suppose to be done more simple. This is too much for a shrimp tank!
Anyway, not bad for my first tank. Who knows what would happen.

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I don't think it's messed up at all, or too cluttered. You still have a lot of room and it'll be easy to see shrimps and what not in there. Plus, your scape looks awesome

What are those random brown spots in the bottom left of the tank?

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I don't think it's messed up at all, or too cluttered. You still have a lot of room and it'll be easy to see shrimps and what not in there. Plus, your scape looks awesome

What are those random brown spots in the bottom left of the tank?
I think it's so dense. The 2 brown orange spots are ADA Barter Ball.

I got 2 box of this. Believe me or not, they really like to eat this one. If you have a good amount of shrimps. 1 ball will be disappeared after a night.

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What part of it do you think is dense? The back left of the tank with all the ferns? Other besides that you'll be able to see everything really easily.

Those are bacterballs? I thought those were like yellow and they didn't go away.

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Great tank and interesting thread.

Two questions.
1. How many watts are your lights and how many hours do you keep them on?
2. Where did you get that baller net which extends? I hate sticking my hands in the tank so I love things like that. Heck, I have two foot tweezers which are probably the most useful tool I've ever owned. My hands never touch the water when I take out plant debris or uneaten food.

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