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Project by JoeyG posted 701 days ago 1298 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know some of you may have been wondering what I have been up to lately. Well, I have a very busy fall coming up and decided to take a break from the shop and work on my other hobby. As those of you who are in my facebook group know, I enjoy working with angelfish. I wasn’t sure if posting here would go over well but the main feature is driftwood. It was a challenge to get this piece to fit in the tank. The tank is 30X18X24 which is a 56 gallon tank. The piece barely fit in the tank and I had to end up cutting some of it off to get it to sit how we wanted it. The we is my wife of coarse. I got the driftwood where she wanted it and she picked the plants. Unlike a lot of my shop projects I loved the teamwork we had during this one and look forward to doing more of them. I have to say that this was her vision. I just helped it come to life. Our kids love it and we are all very happy with it. I plan to over haul the rest of the tanks in our home soon. Possibly building some custom stands for the tanks and things like that.

With the work I put into the piece of driftwood, I feel this is the perfect place to share this project. I hope you all enjoy it and thanks for taking a look. Please leave your comments for me. Good or bad, I have many more tanks to do and ideas are welcome.

One last note, this is my 50th project posted. It doesn’t seem like I have been that busy. LOL
I will be back in the shop full time next week and have lots of commissioned pieces so the project post should start rolling again really soon.

I hope you all have been well.

Joey

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 701 days ago

Really cool. Definitely looking forward to more of your projects.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JoeyG

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#2 posted 701 days ago

Thanks Monte. I hope you have been well. I was just debating with myself about changing the name from Angelfish tank to Driftwood.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 701 days ago

Nice piece of driftwood and really sets off the tank as seen in pics 4 and 5. Your wife has set the plants up real well. Looks great to me.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 701 days ago

Looks great. I’d just like to find some driftwood pieces like that.

Good job. Keep on keepin’ on.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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WoodJediNTraining

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#5 posted 701 days ago

Wow Very nice

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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JoeyG

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#6 posted 701 days ago

Thanks Bob. She also decide where it would go. I just made it work.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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JoeyG

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#7 posted 701 days ago

Jim I will get the link for you. The guy I bought it from does ship, but he is only on facebook as far as I know. He does ship though. https://www.facebook.com/CatchMyDriftwood

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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grizzman

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#8 posted 701 days ago

what a beautiful piece of wood, it looks great in your tank, just as natural as anything, your fish will love it, always nice to see some different ways in which we use wood, and this is a perfect project for here…grizz…....i will also enjoy seeing your posts back on facebook , and cant wait to see your bedroom project come into being…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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JoeyG

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#9 posted 701 days ago

Thanks Mr. Jedi.

Grizz, as you know I have a couple of boxes to finish up and then the bedroom suite. I would imagine that everything will start coming together rather quickly.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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sedcokid

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#10 posted 701 days ago

The dift wood really makes the aquarium pop! The cooperation with your wife works too, her placement of the plants enhance the entire look. I bet the fish like it too!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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grizzman

6796 posts in 1904 days


#11 posted 701 days ago

it must be really nice to have so many of these in your home, i have always loved the water and seeing the fish, when i was about 18 i went to Mazatlan mexico, there was a group of us and one guy brought his scuba gear, we went out to a small island and scuba dived, first time for me, but i saw so many tropical fish that i was captivated, it was an experience i had never had or have had since, but i loved seeing the beautiful fish, and having this in your home is a small bit of what i saw in mexico, very soothing…a great hobby to have..thanks for sharing it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 701 days ago

Nice setting you’ve created!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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JoeyG

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#13 posted 701 days ago

Thanks,

@Jim, I just made the driftwood fit, I have to give my wife credit for the creation of this one. She found the driftwood, decided what plants, I just had to make it fit.

@Grizz, I know we have talked a little about this, but maybe you should look into saltwater tanks. From what little I know, once they are set up and cycled, they tend to be easier to maintain than freshwater.

@Chuck, They seem to love it. We have two angels in their now, and are awaiting a order for more. I am hoping to get a good breeding stock.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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MonteCristo

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#14 posted 701 days ago

I second Jim. The end result is really nice !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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JoeyG

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#15 posted 701 days ago

Thanks MC. It’s a pleasure to sit back and just watch it. I am looking forward to the next on. It will most likely be in a 48 X 12 X 18 55gallon tank. Just about the same size but different shape. I’ve got some good ideas, as always it’s turning those ideas into reality that tough.

Thanks again everyone.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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