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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Should driftwood never be upright?

Hi there,

I swear this bloody driftwood is drivin me crazy, should I avoid driftwood standing upright?

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You can position driftwood to whatever position you like. Just make sure it is secure and won't fall over.
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yeah, bit of a perfectionist need to remember perfection in nature is in the imperfections
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I keep mine upright:


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Cool, thats an awesome piece of wood is it mopani?
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The main thing to watch out for is the stability of the wood. Make sure it is secure enough to be placed upright.


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have slate to attach it to just dont want it to look ridiculous lol
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I personally LOVE tanks with upright driftwood, it makes the tank seem more wild somehow. To secure it you might try gluing the wood to a piece of glass or flat, thin slate and burying the glass/slate under the substrate. That way you only see the wood but it's very secure. I did this in my 50 gal and it looked awesome.

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The question isn't what do we think of upright driftwood.. the real question is "what do you think of your upright driftwood?" If you think it is rediculous then it is. If you like it.. then it isn't.

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yeah I know, I like it but we will see how the day goes looking at it....
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