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Flo's 240 L Forest

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Flo, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Everyone,

    After ages not being at ASW and scaping its now time to start a new journal.

    I m still planing and collecting material for this layout. As you can read in the thread title i ll try my hands on a forest scape which became a very popular layout the last years.

    I m faced two massive problems now.

    The first problem is the Wood for this Aquascape, because everything stands and falls with the right choice of wood as it is the dominat part in this layout.
    Unfortenatly there is no big tree like wood availible at the LFS. So i went to the woods trying to collect some local wood which could be useable in a Aquascape.

    The second problem is the Rio 240 itself. Its just 38 cm deep which isnt easy for this kind of layout.

    So i have to find wood which isnt to big and on the other hand which isnt so thin. i need different sizes to create the optic illusion of depth as well.

    So far i found 1 Piece for the front which looks nice and natural.
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    And i will spend the next free days in the woods trying to find more suitable pieces.

    Wish me luck ;)

    Flo
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016
  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Flo

    Make sure all the collected wood is safe to use in your tank.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Of course Keith.
    They are all going to be baked at 150°C for 30 minutes. Very tasty afterwards :D
     
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  4. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    welcome back Flo! I just returned from a long hiatus away from ASW as well. The piece of wood is very nice for your plans. A couple years ago I snagged some pieces of Cherry tree when my grandmother had her cherry tree trimmed for a forest scape. I've yet to use them....but I made sure I had some just in case :) The poor tree has now died after a very harsh winter. No more cherry pie from grandma :'(
     
  5. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Welcome back too :).
    Today i was around 2 hours in the woods looking for more... but i havent found anything usable :cry:. This will definatly become more difficult as i ve expected.
    Not good to hear no grandma's cherry pie anymore. They are allways the best.
     
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  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I would soak them first then bake the wood the steam will kill 99.9% of ????

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  7. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    The wood was allready soaked by rain.
     
  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Every thing should be OK then.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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