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Old 01-31-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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I was not sure where to post this little project, DIY or here?
Anyhow here is my log in pictures....










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Old 01-31-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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That turned out pretty cool. What are the plants on the log? Is that glosso?
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:27 PM   #3
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Yeah Glosso - from above .. in the tank & out the tank.

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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!
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:57 AM   #5
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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!
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:05 AM   #6
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:22 PM   #10
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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.
I treated the log with two coats of clear epoxy as shown in the first pictures
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:47 PM   #11
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One more week & we have the first stem of glosso reaching the substrate (on the right)
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:57 AM   #12
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what did you cloth the log with?
It's giving great result, well done.
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wow incredible.
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Too cool - well done!
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well done, really creative
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