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  1. Last week I started construction of a plywood fish tank the same as "greenterra" aka brent smith. Firstly I would like to thank him for putting up the plans and for such a detailed post on his build. I followed his plans to the mm and all the pieces worked perfectly so far I have worked on it for one day on the weekend and 2 hours every day after work and I should be ready to start the fibreglassing early next week. I will post up some photos as I go. The measurements for this tank are 2.7m x 1.2m x1.0m high or 9ft x 4ft x 3.5ft.
  2. I've seen a few tanks that have these tree root like pieces of drift wood and they look great. I'm just wondering where people find/buy them? Has anyone had experience importing them? I understand they would need to be decontaminated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The new Repashy Morning Wood Xylivore Gel Premix, that is This is a Super Firm, Long Lasting Formula for Fish that like to Suck Hard Wood. It is a durable high fibre gel feed that is great for any wood rasping species like many of the L number catfish and Plecos. Easy to make, easy to use and your fish will love it. Can be kept refrigerated for two weeks once made to keep it fresh. Check out Allen Repashy's Morning Wood today!!!!! http://www.thetechden.com.au/Repashy_Fish_Food_s/2257.htm
  4. Hi just wondering where to get gold vine wood anyone know?
  5. What would be suitable wood to use under some tanks? These things won't be huge, most likely 2-3 foot but more than likely i'll eventually put a 4ft on there. I've used yellow tongue for standard shelving before but water will have a big more weight and bound to be spillage when playing with the tank. Hopefully bunnings/masters sells your suggestion... Thanks.
  6. Hello Everyone ... Have any of you enthusiasts used She Oak branch in your aquarium ... I have access to some really old wood ... however before I go collecting it I wanted to know if it would be safe to use (after sterilisation and soaking for around 3 months) ... Cheers
  7. Hi guys, this is my first post here I am getting mixed responses from other sources about the use of wood in an aquarium. I found a branch of what possibly is (dead and dry) pine (pic attached, ID please if not pine? wet in pic) and am wondering if it is okay to use in my aquarium as it looks amazing with the squiggled pattern especially when soaked. I have already poured boiling water over it a couple times. It is not green at all, and has none of the normal layered grey bark of a pine tree, but smells faintly of pine and has that sort of pattern... Hopefully there is a botanist on here to ID it for me haha Thanks in advance guys! Becky
  8. We have had lots of rain up here. I had a good morning collecting drift wood off some some of the bridges that had flooded
  9. Have a nice selection of wood available. Ghost Wood:- For an aged weathered look. These pieces have spent years exposed to the harsh weather conditions of the Californian Mountains and Deserts. $59 Less you QLDAF discount. Mekong River Driftwood:- Hand picked along the river edges ot the exotic Mekong River in Vietnam. Used by Takashi Amano in some of his aquascapes. $10 less your QLDAF discount. Gold Vine:- Found in Mongolia this vine is paper smooth with intricate branching and fascinating beauty. Nano $13 Small $22 Medium $29 Top piece in picture is Ghost Wood and below on the shelves is Mekong Gold Vine This is how good it looks once submerged in a tank.
  10. Just wondering if there is anyone out there with cabinet making experience. I have just purchased a sump that is about 1.5cm too big to be angled in through the back supports off my cab. Just wondering if i was to remove one of the back supports and then put it 2 inches to the side to make it easier to pull the sump in and out if it could potentially cause the cabinet too collapse. It is a 6 foot cabinet with two back supports and will have to support about 800kg. Let me know if i have missed out any info as im really not a handy-man Ps id rather be safe than risk anything so if it is at all possible that the stand wouldnt be as structurally sound then i will put the support back exactly where it was and the sump can just be permanently in tere Cheers
  11. hey Guys, looking at getting some nice wood in my tank kinda like that golden vine they sell for a ridiculous amount at pet shops or nice windy branch. has anyone ever found there own branch and got it sandblasted so it look like the stuff you buy at the shops ? if so what sort of wood could anyone recommend. cheers
  12. Does real old wood that's been baked dry the queensland sun still leach tannins Sent from my RM-821_apac_australia_new_zealand_218 using Tapatalk
  13. Hi I am about to go searching the creek in my back yard for drift wood what do I need to do to make it safe for my fish tank?
  14. Is Mopani wood ok to use? and should i treat it like any other type of wood & boil it or soak it etc? Thanks, Troy
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  16. hi all 4 wks ago i got hold of some bog wood from the local shop and he said keep putting it in water until the water is clean then you can put it in your tank and it will be safe,its turn a darker brown but not very dark,well every time i change the water i notice that the wood feels like it has slime on it,so i hose it off every time and it feels fine only to find the slim on it again next time...is this ok to use and is this normal thanks again mick
  17. PK so I have always just weighed it down with rocks or zip tied slate to it or boiled it up buttttttttttt.......... was recently asked by someone about a bit of driftwood they have been soaking for 5 months and its still floating after all the above what else can they try?
  18. Jus wondering if its a good idea of soaking drift wood from my property or will it contain deadly bacteria, pathogens ect? And how to eliminate that problem! Cheers
  19. I've recently found some very nice looking pieces of driftwood which i believe to be eucalypt and cant boil them as they are 8ft long and reasonbly heavy. I would like some feedback on the method of bleaching at 1 cup bleach to 20ltrs water to kill unwanted pathogens etc. Any feed back and previous experience is greatly appreciated. They were found in clean running freshwater at twin bridges for those who may know the area. Gordofox
  20. I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether it is legal to take rocks and wood from riverways to use in a fishtank? Obviously, it would not be allowed if the area was a national park, but is there anything stopping me from going down to my local creek and helping myself (within reason of coarse)? Does anybody else do this?
  21. Hi i recently just today had been to the beach in sunny coast and have chose some nice rocks and a bit of drift wood to display in my home cichlid aquarium. I know i must soak them but is this ok to do and will it harm my fish in anyway. Also should i be soaking them with a chemical or just plain water
  22. Heyy, was just wondering who are the members (if there are any) that make wood tanks?????????? Cheers
  23. Does anyone know any location around Brisbane area to collect driftwood for tank pls
  24. I have a hollowed out piece of tallow wood and was wandering if it is safe to put in an aquarium. thanks
  25. Has anyone had a go at using or making wood caves?
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