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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Look what i found overseas!!

so im currently in vietnam and today i had a chance to visit one of the little alleys where they sold aquarium accessories and look at what i found.
some crabs


their plant stock




And look at this amazing wood for those who've been looking to create the perfect moss tree!!!




the actual tree



Now, the real issue im having is how would i ship one of these "trees" back to the states? packing it into my suitcase or bringing it on as a carry on isnt ideal and i'd hate to not be able to buy these beautiful pieces. Im not sure what they are, but to me they looked like bonsai trees and are about the same size, sorry for the quality, i was in a rush as the local merchant was giving me the stink eye for not buying anything.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 02:23 PM
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I like the colorful crabs, plant tanks, and I agree with you that the tree does look like a bonsai.
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When bringing wood into the US, you have to be able to prove that it's been treated. I.E., sanitary certification.


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The plant and moss collection looks awesome!


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whaaaaa?! im going to cry myself to sleep now. do you happen to know how i could accomplish that? =(
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Yep. Many people try to bring decorative items like boxes and figurines carved from wood. They typically have to be fumigated or otherwise proved to be sanitary for entry.

Since you'd be buying it from a mom & pop fish shop, it's unlikely you'd be able to bring it into the country without having it treated.


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i can find the nearest asian branch of ed hardy and glue some of their bedazzled bead onto the wood and declare it as "traditional native art"
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Don't be too discouraged, as least you did't get crabs while you were there. Although I suspect they would be easier to bring home!!!!

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That wood is beautiful!!

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In the tank with all of their plants, those white fish are beautiful! Anyone know what type they are?
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so cool

So a guy walks into a Pet Store

Guy: "I have Algae on my drift wood!"

Pet Clerk: "Take two Plecos and call me next week."


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In the tank with all of their plants, those white fish are beautiful! Anyone know what type they are?
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thanks for your input . if anyone knows of anyway i can attempt to bring them back let me know. if i go to anymore places like this i'll update you guys with more pics
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You can find someone with the right certificates to mail them to your house. You probably won't find anybody but ask around.


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