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Old 17-05-09, 21:38
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Cheap Beech wood Project

Hi.
Just thought i would share this with others!

Take a walk in any Beech wood and you should be able to find good dead branches. The best time to go is just after a high wind,this way they are fresh and not had chance to go rotten/fungussed

1, take your branches and sand/scrape them back so there is no soft bits.
2, Lay them out how you want them to look.
3, At this point some might like to boil the parts.( I chose not to and have had no problems)
4, Drill some small holes where the branches touch,Either cut or drill a larger hole at the back this is to take the plastic cable-tie head.( Make sure there are no sharp parts of the cable-tie exposed to harm your fish)
5, To hide the joints and make a more impressive look you can add java moss or other plants using fishing line.

I hope you enjoy the photos.

Thanks
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Old 17-05-09, 21:56
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Thanks for sharing Rob, i'm going to start looking now, does look good in tank
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Old 17-05-09, 22:21
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Looks brilliant,

Just a Q....Cable ties...whats the chance of the leaking polypropylene into the water....and what colour would have the least polypropylene in it.

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Old 17-05-09, 22:39
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Looks brilliant,

Just a Q....Cable ties...whats the chance of the leaking polypropylene into the water....and what colour would have the least polypropylene in it.

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mark

I used the clear electrical type from focus. I see even yogurt tubs have polypropylene in them so im not to worried.


If you are worried then use a binding of very strong fishing line.
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rock on dude. Very effective, looks fab.
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looks great mate
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