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Old 08-14-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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bambo deck

i want to make a bamboo deck with a "stairs" in my tank so my fiddlers will be able to get out of the water, i plan on using tension in twine to keep it all together. i jsut dont know where to go to get the bamboo! i dont want that green stuff i want like sticks of the tan colored kind. any idears?
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:24 AM   #2
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You could buy alot of the green stuff and cut it up and let it dry up then build it.
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whheeeereeee? lol
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:36 AM   #4
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You could buy it at home depot. You might want to keep the dead bamboo out of the water, and use a slate as a ramp as the dead bamboo will cause ammonia issues in the water due to it is dead and rotting material.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:53 AM   #5
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crap i didnt think of that...ugh...
i found a great peice of slate today but somone painted a flower on it.. =(
can taht be removed safely?

well the bambo has to be in the water somewhat...what do i do? is there a treatment or something else i could use?
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I would do it anyways and keep it a little out of the water. As for the flowery slate, you can remove it with chemicals so i just wouldn't use that piece. It is not hard to find slate. Just make a wide slate ramps so your crabs have options.
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where does one find cheap slate..?

i planned on holding up the deck with bambo.. =( wht do i use now?
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Well, you COULD use 1/2" PVC to make little "piers" for the "deck". Just a thought lol.
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pvc... that will soo ruin the look of my tank =(((
i want it to look oriental asiany...
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Hm.. Well maybe you can find plastic bamboo? lol I bet they sell it somewhere! I'd just spray paint the pvc black and cal it a day XD.
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