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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2015, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Fake hollow log

Has anyone ever made or know where I can get a fake hollow log about 5 foot long and 10" round. Looking to put in my 6' 125 gallon piranha tank. I just finished the 3D background and has been soaking for week now. Had it out it in the sun and rain for 2 weeks before putting in tank did 1 water change on soaking water so far seems to be staying clear. Will be adding a charcoal filter this week to just run and clean water.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 12:28 AM
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There are tutorials around for building tank backgrounds and decor. I used canned foam, coated in dryloc, painted with acrylic paints and sealed with mod podge. I made walls and a tree trunk for a paludarium.If I can find my photos I'll post one. Others have used concrete but I have not tried that.
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Do you have a specific reason for wanting fake rather than real? Making a fake can take as much trouble and different tools than it takes to hollow out a real log. When I feel I need hollow, I first go looking for hollow logs but at times, I do the work with hand tools. On that length, power tools would be nice but it could be done with simple hand tools and time.
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