driftwood, bogwood, tree, aquarium, aquascaping

More Driftwood and more Plants, Preperation (Part 1 of 2)

I’m going to have to stop going into that fish shop I think, I can’t leave without buying something. Popped in, got an amazing piece of Driftwood, that’s shaped like a big Tree, with lots of twisting branches, and some real nice, lush green leafed plants to dot around it.

driftwood, bogwood, tree, aquarium, aquascaping

driftwood, bogwood, tree, aquarium, aquascaping

I bought these to replace my mess of Java Moss, in the left corner of my main tank. Although the Shrimp love it, and have been breeding profusely in it, it looks a mess.

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Thing is, when I cut it down, it browns, and takes ages to green back, it catches all the dead leaves, and has strands that branch out and attack other plants. However if this doesn’t bother you, I would still recommend it for Shrimp. In my case however, it’s time for a change.

The new piece of Driftwood will take a long time to sink, due to the thickness of it’s lower region. I currently have it in sitting in a bucket of hot water, and everyday I will pour a full kettle of boiling water of the top of it, until it starts to sink.

In this time I have carefully pulled out a load of Java Moss from the skinny bit of Driftwood its currently clinging too, but there must literally be about 50 Red Cherry Shrimp in and around it, so I really do have to be careful.

leafy plants, aquarium, aquascaping

leafy plants, aquarium, aquascaping

The plants I have left in a bucket of dechlorinated water until the Driftwood sinks, then it will be time to plant them. You can’t rush greatness.

As far as aquascaping goes this sort of thing is about as far as I go, should be fun though. I will post again once I have it all set in place.

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