Driftwood~~~Episode II

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Project by JoeyG posted 09-12-2012 01:56 AM 1471 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small 26 gallon bow front. The driftwood had to be cut to fit and the bolted to pieced of slate to keep it from floating away. It was a bit of a challenge to get enough weight to hold it down. This was a quick easy fun tank to put together. I didn’t put to much time into it as it will mostly come down and the tank will be used as a salty. For now it is holding 3 prebreeder angelfish.

Thanks for taking a look and feel free to ask any questions.


And don’t worry, I will have some boxes up for you guys to enjoy very soon.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-12-2012 02:04 AM

That’s really cool Joey. You’re doing a really nice job on these. Picture 2 kind of looks like a creature coming out of the sand it. Keep it up!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 02:08 AM

Sweet drift wood setting!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 02:13 AM

Nice looking tank and the drift wood makes it Sharp!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 02:49 AM

so how many tanks do you have in your house now…they look like they are really fun to set up…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 06:56 AM

Joey, did you buy the front already bowed or is that something you can do yourself? Is it made of glass or some type of plastic? The bowed front should cut down on glare…I like the concept. How did you fasten the drift wood to the slate? Why not use an under-gravel filter? Why no background to cover wires, tubes, and bubble filter? What kind of air pump do you use?

Sorry to ask so many questions, but it has been years since I set up a tank and I am thinking my little grandson would like to watch one. I am sure some things have changed in the last 20 years.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 08:24 AM

Oooh, looks good! =)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#7 posted 09-12-2012 09:40 AM

Wow, you really have a knack for this Joey. Beautiful result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 09-12-2012 10:43 AM

Very nice.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#9 posted 09-12-2012 03:09 PM

Thanks everyone. I will try to answer questions now. Sorry if I miss any.

@Grizz, I think we have 10 tanks at the moment. They are lots of fun.

@Big Al, It was already bowed. It’s made of acrylic, To attach the slate, I drilled through the slate then used stainless steel screws to hold it on. I don’t like under gravel filters. While they work for some, I don’t trust them not to release ammonia once it has built up. We were planning/are planning on using this tank as a saltwater tank. I needed a quick set up to separate some angelfish and this was the quickest to set up. That’s why it doesn’t have a cover on the back. I normally paint the backs black. The sponge filters do a great job of give the good bacteria a home and since this tank is low lights it needs O2 added for the fish. Sponge filters are also a lot cheaper that the ones that hang on the back, so that’s what I went with. If you need any help setting up a tank just PM me and I will be happy to help. I’ll be posting another tank soon. At least until someone tells me I can’t. LOl

Thanks again everyone.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#10 posted 09-12-2012 04:41 PM

I remember doing this very same thing back in my younger years when I had my fish tanks. nice piece of drift.

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#11 posted 09-13-2012 12:32 AM

You are a man of many talents. Nice work on this and all of them!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 09-14-2012 01:50 AM

the only thing missing is a pirates chest

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