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Fish For Thought gave me the idea a few months ago to create a “nurse log” aquascape. I have had a piece of driftwood soaking in a bucket for 4 months. Bought some plants, all anubias varieties, and Christmas moss and attached it to the wood. Used things on hand for the rest, including an old 2.5 gallon aquarium, Fluval stratum, filter, and light.

Don’t know if I will put anything in here. Maybe some shrimp?


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On 7/23/2022 at 11:40 AM, PineSong said:

Looks great! Is the plan to let it grow and multiply so you'll always  have a supply for inhabited tanks?

Not sure long term. Just seemed like an interesting concept and wanted to try something different. The other intriguing thing is if it does well, I can just pull out the wood and put it in another aquarium.


On 7/21/2022 at 7:34 PM, FLFishChik said:

Oh, I think it looks so awesome! Shrimp would definitely be a great choice and would really stand out against the substrate and plants!

For the moment I am just letting it settle. One of the leaves has pushed up almost to the top of the water. I am curious to see how all the plants and moss grow for a few months. I think vertical space will grow with time.

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Love this idea! I think once you have figured out all you want to with the nurse log, it would be cool to either add shrimp (as so many have suggested) OR add a couple wabi kusa balls which operate on sort of the same principle but would allow for stem plants and so on. It would effectively create flexible building blocks for aquascapes.

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