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angelfish tank driftwood

Ok so I'm considering getting a new tank and using it for angelfish. I want to a tank with no plants, just driftwood. A lot like this tank http://theaquaticgazette.com/2011/05...cus-biotope-3/
but probably not so blackwater.
I want to know how she got the driftwood to stay like that. Any ideas how I can accomplish that ?
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Ok so I'm considering getting a new tank and using it for angelfish. I want to a tank with no plants, just driftwood. A lot like this tank http://theaquaticgazette.com/2011/05...cus-biotope-3/
but probably not so blackwater.
I want to know how she got the driftwood to stay like that. Any ideas how I can accomplish that ?
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Pretty sure jcardona1 post here, but he probably just has the wood sticking out of the tank... sort of like a tooth brush in a cup. That is how I did it anyways.
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Most of the pieces of wood are just laying vertically, either against the center brace, or corner braces. There were a few larger stumps that were still floating, so I secured them to a 12x12" tile. Just drilled a hole, then screwed it to the tile. Worked like a charm!


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yeh, I would just attach to slate or tile. some types of tile might effect water parameters though but i dunno for sure, ceramic is probably fine.


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I have also seen a method of attaching the wood to something overhead, perhaps strips of fairly thick acrylic. For cleaning the tank, lift out the wood still attached to the top piece. Perhaps a large set up like that would need several such attachment points. (It would look like the roots of several trees)

Another method that works to hold driftwood (especially branches) is to zip tie them together. In a planted tank the ties are low or even under the substrate, and covered with the plants. In a non-planted set up this would be a bit more difficult.
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I found this tank that is beautiful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuVaC...eature=related
How do they get the light so dim ? Do they have a lot of wood to screen it out ?
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I found this tank that is beautiful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuVaC...eature=related
How do they get the light so dim ? Do they have a lot of wood to screen it out ?
Looks like LEDs...or maybe just a dim single T8 bulb or something with lot's of floating plants. Not fish tank related, but I have "dimmed" florescent tubes by dusting them with flat black spray paint.
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