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Old 04-05-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Help Scape w/ Manzanita


Hey guys, I have a 45 gal long. I have 2 beautiful brancy 31" manz wood. Im going to use only one but dont know what to do with it. I think Ill have to break the wood apart. I would like to see images of branchy manz being used in aquariums. I did googly image search and no one uses wood this branchy.

Here are the pics. Ill be using one and selling the other.



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Old 04-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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You could use them to replicate a tree's roots. I always thought fancy pieces of manzanita looked great for that type of scaping.
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I would be breaking off the smallest twigs possibly leaving short snags and then putting it in a mock up or the real tank and moving it around to see what pops out then breaking off the smaller branches that don't fit the scape.

Perhaps take photos from different angles against a white backdrop, put them into paint and do editing there before doing any pruning?
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I'm interested in what you end up doing, as I just ordered a couple of similar branches along with some grapewood from bloomsandbranches. Hopefully I'll have mine next week. I was thinking of doing the root idea initially, but we'll see what comes in the mail.
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The other option is taking off the bottom up to where they branch and using the multiples created to create a forest. Great pieces!
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You can check out my tree in my album
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You can check out my tree in my album
Very well done but not my style. I know the tree and the upside down root style, both, not interested. I think the only way to go is place the whole thing down on the substrate at a little angle. But its just too brancy. Yes, I will need to break twigs here and there, but I still dont see it. Images would really help.

I guess from what tetra said, my bigger dw (1), has 3 big branches leading out. I guess break those off?
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