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Juvenile Bristlenose
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Male Number of posts : 98
Age : 62
Location : St Georges Basin, NSW
Job/hobbies : Keeper and Breeder of Cichlids, Natives and Catfishes
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PostSubject: Planted Breeding Tubes   Planted Breeding Tubes EmptyWed Jun 09, 2010 10:30 am

Here is an easy way to create a planted log for those who don't like bare tubes.
After talking with Mooo we decided to create a DIY article for all to use, thanks Mooo!


WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- A Benandy Terra Cotta breeding tube [A top product]
- A peice of the netting that you can get from Bi-Lo or other fruit and veg places [it is used to wrap bulk packages of Avocardos etc.]
- A length of fairly fine fishing line
- A selection of plants that you wish to use on the tube
- A wooden skew or Crochet Hook

STEP 1

Take the netting and cut it to suit the log/tube you are planting

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STEP 2

Start to layout the plants on the tube so as to get the desired effect

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STEP 3

Cut any larger holes needed to insert the plants roots through the netting

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STEP 4

A slight tension to the netting and tie with the fishing line.
At this point gently use the skew or hook to pull through some of the plant leaves to hold it firm and encourage the plants to grow as you wish them to

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STEP 5

Add any remaining plants such as Nanas etc, to complete the project

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STEP 6

SIT BACK & ENJOY!

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Have a go, it's easy!

Thanks for the assistance Mooo and Ben for the great log to do this article with.

CHEERS

p.s. I will add a couple of finished shots once the water clears in the tank from planting and preparing the next Endler's Tank [Cheers again Mooo!]
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sicklids
Juvenile Bristlenose
Juvenile Bristlenose
sicklids

Male Number of posts : 98
Age : 62
Location : St Georges Basin, NSW
Job/hobbies : Keeper and Breeder of Cichlids, Natives and Catfishes
Humor : Life is like a box of chocolates ......Forrest Gump
Thank You Points : 5
Registration date : 2010-05-25

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PostSubject: Re: Planted Breeding Tubes   Planted Breeding Tubes EmptyWed Jun 09, 2010 10:31 am

Thanks guys!

Here is a couple of shots of the tank [please remember this tank has only just been set up and the water is still not clear]

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CHEERS cheers
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Curby
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PostSubject: Re: Planted Breeding Tubes   Planted Breeding Tubes EmptyWed Jun 09, 2010 1:07 pm

cheers Great job mate, the setup should look sweet when its cleared up.... Good Job

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Female Number of posts : 190
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Location : Exeter, Devon, England
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PostSubject: Re: Planted Breeding Tubes   Planted Breeding Tubes EmptyWed Jun 09, 2010 6:57 pm

Ooh! It looks like seaweed! Very Happy
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Juvenile Bristlenose
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Male Number of posts : 98
Age : 62
Location : St Georges Basin, NSW
Job/hobbies : Keeper and Breeder of Cichlids, Natives and Catfishes
Humor : Life is like a box of chocolates ......Forrest Gump
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Registration date : 2010-05-25

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PostSubject: Re: Planted Breeding Tubes   Planted Breeding Tubes EmptyThu Jun 10, 2010 12:05 am

Spreebok wrote:
Ooh! It looks like seaweed! Very Happy

LOL Yer does a tad hey! :cyclops:

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PostSubject: Re: Planted Breeding Tubes   Planted Breeding Tubes EmptyWed Jun 16, 2010 12:13 pm

It won't take long for it to grow on a bit, will be fabulous mate...& so easy to make..

Here are a couple I made..
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& the other one on half a hollow log.
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