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  1. Substrate
    I don't know if I was just lucky or all the research paid off (perhaps both?) I just finished my swapping of gravel to Black Diamond sand. Here's what I have learned. 1. Rinse! I rinsed all my sand the week-end before the swap. About 3 cups at a time in a mixing bowl. Used thick yellow...
  2. Aquascaping
    Is ash wood safe for aquariums? And if it is, do I need to dry it or do anything special to it? Due to an emerald ash borer infestation my husband had to cut down two beautiful but nearly dead trees. Some of the branches are pretty neat. I know I'd have to remove the bark and scrape the outer...
  3. Tank Journals
    Hey all! You may know me as a shrimper but the reason I got into shrimps was planted tanks! I have a Mini-S that I've had for a while, as well as some old hardscape materials; I decided to throw them together to make some sort of something or other. This is still in the design phase, it...
  4. Aquascaping
    MOVING OVER TO THIS THREAD so, i've had this GINORMOUS stick (branch, really) sitting in my garage for the past four years or so, i think in sixth grade i found it in my yard and really liked the color of it, so i lugged it up to the porch, dad got me a pocketknife and some sandpaper, and i...
  5. Aquascaping
    I'm running into a problem I've had before and have not found a good solution to and would welcome any suggestions. I felled 3 dead trees the other day and there are some very interesting sections of relatively thick (3-6" diameter) branches that I'd like to use in an aquarium. I could very...
  6. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I only have 2 more pieces left to sell. Horray! :bounce: I can have my bf cut the pieces smaller to lower shipping charges if needed (please make this request via PM, otherwise they will be shipped in the size shown). Also, feel free to make an offer. Thanks! *Special Deal*: Those who have...
  7. Aquascaping
    Has anyone done this? If so, I'd love to see it.
  8. Aquascaping
    I piece of wood I collected on a canoe trip refuses to sink. I first boiled it for about 2 hours and then left it to soak submerged for the past 3 weeks. It seems like there is one corner of the wood that is more buoyant than the rest. Could this be an enclosed air pocket or something? There are...
  9. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Gallon sized bag of Naja grass. $15 shipped (2 available) **********************
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So, I've been searching for that perfect piece of drift wood for as long as i can remember and today, my search paid off as i pulled this amazing piece of wood out of a local lake which i now plan to put in my planted discus tank. I had great plans for cleaning it hoping to make it perfect when...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Can someone help me with a list of Leaves and wood types that are okay for aquarium use, I know of Indian Almond leaves but what other types are there? Is it also really okay to use Maple leaves? thanks for any info, Hope to make this list pretty comprehensive.
  12. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Manzanita, cleaned of bark. Most will ship for 10-20$ If you buy several most can be combined for 1 shipping price. I can accept pay pal #8. 32 X 12 X 10 =$15 #9. 22 X 13 X 12 =$10 #14. 29 X 10 X 17 =$10 #29.36 X 24 X 14 =$25 #30 newly added good for small tanks 17...
  13. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Hey Guys, I am new to all this. My tank is pretty bare right now, so I am looking for some good things to throw into it. I would like to purchase some driftwood to fill it up. Some large pieces with caves, some branches to spread across, maybe a log or two. If anyone has anything like this let...
  14. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    ALL SOLD - THANK YOU. I have a bunch of Anubias Nana plants, a small piece of driftwood, a few swords, and some clumps of java moss (see photo). Selling to local Phoenix-area only. PRICES: *I will sell everything shown for a total of $23, or I will sell all of the plants without the wood for...
  15. DIY
    There's a beautiful chunk of root in the woods behind my boyfriend's house, with a little trimming it would be a perfect background for my 125 gallon fish tank, the only problem is, it's extremely heavy, plus i think it's probably a softwood. My question is, would it be possible for me to make...
  16. Aquascaping
    I have a 6 foot 130 gallon planted tank and I want a big epic piece of driftwood for it. I'm a DIY kind of guy and I find it hard to pay $100 plus for a bit of wood from my LFS when I there is free wood just laying around on the ground everywhere. I've read some things in the internet about...
  17. DIY
    So I found an amazingly beautiful chunk of wood outside earlier this year that's almost exactly the right size and shape to use as a background for my 125 gallon aquarium, but I don't think the wood's going to hold up underwater without some protection. It may or may not be birch, it has a...
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey i heard you could use cork bark in an aquarium, anyone know about this shiz? On an edited note, I'm putting it towards the back making a terrace of sorts, then filling the gap with sand.
  19. Aquascaping
    (Myrica Cerifera) A very common large shrub/small tree here in central FL. It can grow anywhere from dry Pine barrens to swampy boggy land. I found a nice dead piece of it in the woods across the street. Very twisty and curvy. Would fit perfectly in my 55 gallon tank. I'm just concerned if...
  20. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Does anyone know of ways to bond wood to wood that's aquarium safe? I'm trying to attach some twigs to another piece of driftwood. My plan is to drill some small holes and just shove the twigs in there, dry, and hope that the wood will expand when it's soaked to wedge them in. But it wouldnt...
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