sweetpoison Posted June 26, 2022 Author Share Posted June 26, 2022 On 6/25/2022 at 8:12 PM, Torrey said: I put together the T4' tank for my spouse May of last year. Wood had been soaking since January. One piece still hasn't sunk all the way (most of the way, one end hangs out just below the water line). Josh Sims has done similar vertical wood forest tanks for ADA competitions (fun nerm fact: he was the first aquascaper to use vertical wood in his scapes), He zipties to rocks, you can watch one of his videos on the Green Aqua if you need functional, proven to work, different solutions and want to watch them done. He's got a great sense of humor, and reminds folx to play and have fun. I took the "I'm going to work with what I have" approach, and let the fish push the wood around for the past year. In the end, they are the ones who have to live in the tank, so I figured I should let them have some creative license. I hope the coasters work for you! And yes, this hobby provides plenty of opportunities to learn patience. And then some more... and then a few hundred more for good measure.🤣 Hey Torrey ~ I love reading your posts! I can’t imagine soaking this wood for a year! HELL No🥴 I do wish I had listen to the owner after forever trying to find as you call it vertical wood sticks. He asked if I wanted slates on the bottom “Oh no I’ll just stick it in the sand”🤦♀️ I think I saw that video with the guy and his drill and Ziploc ties. That was on my list next! I always try to do my due diligence and research whatever it is I want or want to do. Never ever thought I would have A problem with this wood. It worked fine on the tank I just took down. But apparently it was out of water too long and now I have to start over. Ugh. So my tank is still cloudy not that bad though, I have no driftwood and the background was a bust😞 i’m gluing those puppies as soon as those coasters get here today and that wood is going back in. And I’m going to paint my background I’ve decided because whatever background you get and stick on there ….I’m gonna get water in between that and the tank and it’s gonna look like shit and then I’m gonna pull it off again😂 If all this doesn’t work you know me I’ll just come back here and whine more….🤭 But I am not giving up Torrey ~ I’m setting up this tank if it’s the last thing I do!😂 I’m getting some coffee try not to think this is the last day of my vacation, and then I’m going to do the parameters on this tank and I’ll be back, I’m sure you’re just tickled pink🤭 On 6/25/2022 at 1:20 PM, Chick-In-Of-TheSea said: Eh just leave the rocks as they are. The driftwood is not gonna float forever; it's just like this temporarily. Remember @sweetpoison, things don't have to be perfect! Allow yourself some room for error. Look at how great the other stuff looks. Work on some other stuff in the meantime, like the ammonia. While you're doing that, the driftwood is absorbing water. You're doing awesome! I can’t leave the rocks on top of that wood it drives me nuts! I am going to work on other stuff right now. I’m getting coffee and I’m gonna do the parameters. And then I have to look at my notes to see how much ammonia to add because I have forgotten😂😂😂 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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