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foxfish 01-31-2011 08:16 PM

My Log
 
I was not sure where to post this little project, DIY or here?
Anyhow here is my log in pictures....

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/u...o/P1010328.jpg

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/u...o/P1010330.jpg

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/u...o/P1010334.jpg
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/u...o/P1010336.jpg

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/u...photo/log2.jpg

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/u...oto/loglog.jpg

chad320 01-31-2011 08:21 PM

That turned out pretty cool. What are the plants on the log? Is that glosso?

foxfish 01-31-2011 08:27 PM

Yeah Glosso - from above .. in the tank & out the tank.
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/u...hoto/plant.jpg
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/u...photo/log5.jpg

chad320 01-31-2011 09:23 PM

Whoa! That turned out even cooler now that you posted the second pics! I have to admit you should edit your first post to include the finished product. I almost turned away because I though you were routering caves for a pleco or something. I got WAY more than I expected by scrolling down. This is a great idea and youve pulled it off quite nicely!

foxfish 02-01-2011 05:57 AM

I was surprised myself just how well the glosso is cascading down the log, I think some might reach the bottom this week.
I hope the glosso will then take root in the substrate to add another dimension!

HypnoticAquatic 02-01-2011 06:05 AM

love the creativity!! should inspire some people to try an do new things like this even with large pieces carve them out and interconnect them so u dont have to find the perfect piece of wood but rather make it suited to your specs. next time i bust out the chain saw im going to have to try this for sure.

foxfish 02-01-2011 06:41 AM

I agree & in my case I think it would be better to start a new tank rather than add the log to my existing scape.
I have had a few flow problems, getting the gas & light to the bottom of the tank.
If I had set up a new scape I could of designed a better flow & substrate planting, instead I just removing the stems!
The fact the log is removable offers some further advantage too.
I have already carved out another log in anticipation for a new tank...

HypnoticAquatic 02-01-2011 06:51 AM

you ever thought of putting your spray bar inside of it ? drill out a couple holes for legs to get incerted and poof no spray bar, i think it would be very creative could even do a moss over it, then have connect to it as part of your scape to blend everything in as one.

sAroock 02-01-2011 07:57 AM

what did you cloth the log with?
It's giving great result, well done.

foxfish 02-01-2011 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HypnoticAquatic (Post 1278903)
you ever thought of putting your spray bar inside of it ? drill out a couple holes for legs to get incerted and poof no spray bar, i think it would be very creative could even do a moss over it, then have connect to it as part of your scape to blend everything in as one.

Well I thought about bending a spray bar to the logs shape & fixing it to the back but, after a bit of moving the bar around, I am getting very good growth & distribution now.
I could cover the log in moss but, that would hide the beautiful bark!

I treated the log with two coats of clear epoxy.

Rockhoe14er 02-01-2011 03:08 PM

wow incredible.

rhinotam0405 02-01-2011 03:08 PM

Too cool - well done!

Baadboy11 02-01-2011 03:15 PM

well done, really creative

jreich 02-01-2011 04:25 PM

I really like that, I would even consider purchasing one. Very creative and well done.

seadreamer 02-01-2011 06:45 PM

That's amazing and gorgeous. I'm toying around with doing a paludarium and this would be perfect.

Is that silicone you used to attach that one end to the glass? What about the other end?


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