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Last of the Driftwood........ For now.

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Project by JoeyG posted 09-13-2012 01:52 AM 940 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last of the driftwood we bought. I am sure there will be more in the future, but for now it will be back to the boxes for me. LOL

This is a 55 gallon tank that will hold more of our angelfish. As with all our tanks, I do the hardscape, which is the driftwood and stone, and my wife does the plants. This is “my” tank and I am really happy with it.

The driftwood is made up of smaller pieces that I cut off the driftwood in the other tanks. I used stone to hold it all together. No mechanical fasteners in this one. LOL. Not even Glue.

For those interested, the substrate is kitty litter topped by a mix of Black Diamond (sand blasting sand) and regular play sand.

I hope you like it. I have finally made it back to the spray booth so I should have some finished boxes. Thanks for letting me share my fish tanks with you and to show you that wood can go in a humid environment. LOL

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-13-2012 02:00 AM

You’re developing quite a talent for this. Shows passion in what you so.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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JoeyG

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 02:02 AM

Thanks Monte. It’s really enjoyable and a nice distraction from the shop when I get burned out on boxes.

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

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 09-13-2012 02:06 AM

I agree with Monte. You do a great job on these and the driftwood looks good the way you arrange them in the tanks.

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

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grizzman

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#4 posted 09-13-2012 02:09 AM

well i hate to be the first to tell you this, but the moisture content of this wood will be unacceptable for any type of project, besides this tank…the only thing i think might work is epoxy…and that you will have to try first….but thank you for showing us you know how to get tanked…lol.. i mean you know how to work a tank..all this water has my mind water logged…how i can deal with it i dont know…........but thanks joey.

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

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DocWithManyHats

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 12:13 AM

We have very similar tastes in aquarium layout and fish. Nice job

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 01:39 AM

You have some beautiful aquariums and fish. The rocks,driftwood,and live plants make a much nicer set up than the usual plastic decor. I got out of the indoor fish and now have BIG fish in the pond behind my house. (koi and butterfly koi).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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JoeyG

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#7 posted 09-18-2012 01:18 AM

Thanks Andy, I would love to put a small koi pond in the backyard. I’m just waiting for my kids to get big enough to dig a big hole. LOL

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

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 09-18-2012 03:19 AM

Joey, My pond is 18 feet deep and covers about 1/2 acre. The problem with those cool looking back yard koi ponds are that the blue herons have a field day as do the coons and foxes. They also get too hot in the summer causing the oxygen levels to drop and they tend to freeze solid in the winter. The thing I like the most about raising koi in a big environment is that they get HUGE.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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JoeyG

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#9 posted 09-18-2012 02:33 PM

LOL, Andy, most of my yard would fit into your pond, including my house. LOL. I think I will have to stick to something smaller. I have three ferocious, man-eating, miniature dachshunds that will protect them. LOL.

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

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