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Old 12-14-2012, 06:25 AM   #1
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Epiphyte Laden Branch


Epiphyte Laden Branch

I got the idea for this project in part from this tank...

Crazydaz's Square 200G Strikes Back! Update 12/7...

I have a pretty good start and it is very simple. I mounted a manzanita branch feature in a 30G fish tank (36" X 17" X 12") and I will plant it with miniature orchids, small epiphytic ferns and mosses.



I will also add a gravel substrate to the bottom along with very shallow water. I put three gallons of water in the tank for this shot and I won't use much more than that for the complete setup. I want to add a group of some kind of very small micro fish, such as a Boraras sp., Heterandria formosa or Neoheterandria elegans

I'll have more pictures on the way pretty soon.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:52 AM   #2
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Wow, that looks awesome already. How exactly did you mount the branch?
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:33 AM   #3
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super awsome idea. ive been wanting to see this done for a long time but did not think it was possible. subscribed!
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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really looking forward to watching this one!
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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This has amazing potential, Devin!! You have a great eye for these type of setups.....are you planning on adding a glass top? It would a great way to keep the humidity in and avoid having to mist hardly at all. Or, will it be open-top to allow for potential plant growth??

Either way, it will look sweet!
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:57 PM   #6
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Is this a revamp of this project? I love the picture from that thread and was always fascinated by it. This will have a different vibe to it for sure.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:07 PM   #7
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Looking forward to seeing how this turns out good luck.

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Old 12-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #8
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This really looks awesome. The wood has a joint in the middle, right !!
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:18 PM   #9
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cool idea! i wish you had use one long piece of wood though! or at least two pieces that look more alike, the texture on the two pieces is really different...


what orchids are you planning on?? and what temps will this be?
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:19 AM   #10
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thats so cool !!
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:41 AM   #11
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That's a interesting start
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:49 AM   #12
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Thanks everybody I'll try to post more comments soon.

I picked up a back of long-fibre sphagnum moss this evening so I might get to wrapping it this weekend.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #13
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I got it wrapped with moss. I wrapped the moss tight with 4 lb fishing line and then I used a scissors to trim away the shaggy strips of moss.

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #14
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Looking forward to watching this tank's progress. Subscribed.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:55 AM   #15
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Looking forward to watching this tank's progress. Subscribed.
Thanks! I hope to get it planted tonight.
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