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Old 01-01-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Real Driftwood in a Fake Tank

Yes, my tank is a fake. Everything is plastic. I've only had it set up for a month, but I was so excited to get it up and running that I used a bunch of stuff from my old trusty 10g, and didn't want to wait or deal with planting.

In time, I hope to make the switch, because I love the natural look that you can only get from real greens, but for now plastic will have to do.

With that said, I had some driftwood in my 10g and loved the look of that, but its far to small for my 55g. I don't mind if I have to take all winter prepping a new natural block of wood, (ie salt soak, scrub, repeat x times), but overall is it a good idea to put a real chunk of wood in an otherwise fake tank? Or should I only do this when I plan to do the dirt work?
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Yes, my tank is a fake. Everything is plastic. I've only had it set up for a month, but I was so excited to get it up and running that I used a bunch of stuff from my old trusty 10g, and didn't want to wait or deal with planting.

In time, I hope to make the switch, because I love the natural look that you can only get from real greens, but for now plastic will have to do.

With that said, I had some driftwood in my 10g and loved the look of that, but its far to small for my 55g. I don't mind if I have to take all winter prepping a new natural block of wood, (ie salt soak, scrub, repeat x times), but overall is it a good idea to put a real chunk of wood in an otherwise fake tank? Or should I only do this when I plan to do the dirt work?
My tanks are mostly fake with a few plants and driftwood. I like the combo so far.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:07 AM   #3
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My tank started out planted, the fake with mopani and now it's a combo of fake with mopani and a few Anubias and I think I have finally found a layout I like lol
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