Need advice on driftwood placement
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2007, 03:13 AM   #1
BakedStuffedHuman
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/88%)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 320
Default

Need advice on driftwood placement


Need advice on the placement of the driftwood. It is a 16 gallon bowfront. The wood will be completely covered with taiwan moss. It will be mostly swords and vals in the tank.

1.

or

2.

Please keep in mind on #2, that I will be cutting it along the blue painters tape, and that it will be centered in the tank. It will almost look like a root emerging from the substrate.

Advice?
BakedStuffedHuman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-31-2007, 03:25 AM   #2
evercl92
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
evercl92's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 512
Default

I'm voting for #2, with the idea you had planned.
__________________
evercl92 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2007, 10:22 PM   #3
BakedStuffedHuman
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/88%)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 320
Default

Anyone else?
BakedStuffedHuman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2007, 10:31 PM   #4
eyebeatbadgers
Planted Tank Guru
 
eyebeatbadgers's Avatar
 
PTrader: (62/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Posts: 2,485
Send a message via AIM to eyebeatbadgers
Default

#2 would be pretty cool, something different from what everyone else does. I suppose you'd have to mount it on some slate or plexiglass if you chose that orientation.
__________________
eyebeatbadgers is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2007, 10:38 PM   #5
Solstice
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Solstice's Avatar
 
PTrader: (21/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 644
Default

I like the reverse of #2. Stick the other end in the soil and let the end with the painters tape protrude.
__________________
Sol
90gal non-planted - gone - It sprung a leak and shattered
10gal planted hex - 6 neons, lots of RCS, a few CRS, 3 Ottos, oogles of snails
3gal nano - 100+ CRS, Red Ramshorn Snails

Questions about dosing nano tanks? Please see this thread.
Solstice is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-31-2007, 10:53 PM   #6
BakedStuffedHuman
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/88%)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 320
Default

The problem with that is the end with the painters tape was cut from a larger root when I bought it. It wouldn't look that natural with a flat edge.
BakedStuffedHuman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2007, 12:45 AM   #7
Sowilu
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Sowilu's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mineral, VA
Posts: 319
Send a message via MSN to Sowilu Send a message via Yahoo to Sowilu
Default

I vote for #2. #1 I beileve is too commonly seen.
__________________
Sowilu is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-01-2007, 01:23 AM   #8
theinjected1
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
theinjected1's Avatar
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: parker, colorado
Posts: 450
Default

Cut ends will not be a problem (eventually). If you are going to cover it with moss, the moss will hide the cut. IMHO
__________________
theinjected1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012