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keithgh
 
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On the way back from the eye Dr naturally if you pass a LFS you must stop, go in and have a good look around.
I asked the assistant any good large pieces of DW not a problem some over 1Mt in length another was even bigger it was a bowed hollow log but open most of the way. He showed me a good piece and we fitted it into a tank to see how it looked V good then he went back into the shop and came out with this one (see photos) same price Aust $80. it was perfect and fitted into the tank no problem at all. It is about 40mm high & 300 wide & full of hollows perfect for the CLs

The wife Marg kept saying do you want it what a silly question. I knocked $10 off and I bought a few Ottos as well. They also do free water testing I had some water I was going to get tested at another LFS on the way home but they are now charging $5 for a basic test even to regular customers. I wish the other shop was a lot closer to home about 1&1/4 hrs good drive.

The first photo is the DW laying down the LH end will be placed at the back RH end of the tank and a small rock will be placed under the front thin end to give more height to make a cave.



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1st Photo

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Drift wood new caves for Clown Loaches 2-08


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Photo No 2

This is the underneath which will be the roof of the cave. Notice all the smaller hollows.

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Underneath of Drift wood to form Cave


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Good find! Will you boil or bake it before you put it into the tank? I would imagine that, either way, it would take some time, and perhaps an outdoor cooking venue. Still, I'm the sort who'd find some way to do it. Despite the initial fuss and cost though, I do love a good piece of driftwood! I can't wait to see it in situ.

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Neither it will be soaking it for at least 5 weeks not ready to do a pull down yet.

Have a look in [link=My Profile] http://www.fishprofiles.com/forums/member.aspx?id=1935[/link] for my tank info

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Nice looking driftwood! But another make-over already!?
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Yes but this time I had no option remember the tank had to be replaced. When I reset it up I was very sick and all I could do was just set up one cave and put all the plants and DW back. Actually about 30 minutes or less after resetting it up I passed out.
The DW will be soaking for at least five more weeks.

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No......I missed that post! I just reviewed your posts & found the one where it cracked. How odd, it happened right in front of you! Well congrats on the new tank! Hope you have fun with it.
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Got a great piece of drift wood near a mangrove coast. It was just the perfect piece. N oone buys drift wood in the Caribbean! .. Had it soaked for 2 months.. free of tannins etc.... I just wish It will sink! I need to drill a wide hollow in the middle so it can sink down...



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if you don't want to disturb the natural look of the wood. try and attach a large tile or a flat peace of slate to the bottom used stainless steal screws. You will need a cement drill bit, the screws and a good eletric drill. tkae you time drilling through the stone. then attach it to the wood.

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Thats an awesome suggestion.. thanks!

I was actually thinking of using a wide bore drill and drilling a central hole in the drift wood so it will get filled with water and able to sink.



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