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#41 cjohns

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 05:35 PM

I also love sunfish and I think 6-10 Lepomis sunfish would look awfully nice in there...


I'm torn!!!! I will be sending you a pm once I get off work.
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#42 cjohns

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 05:38 PM

On the stump, you could be waiting a LONG time. Depending on the type of wood. I have a stump that has been submerged for years and still floats. I had to anchor it to the bottom of the tank.


I'm clueless to what kind of wood it is. I hope it us not what you have....lol
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#43 gzeiger

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 06:43 PM

Maybe drilling into the back or bottom of the stump would let water penetrate the center faster?

With smaller pieces, boiling can also help waterlog them faster since heating the air pocket trapped inside expands it and lets some escape. Hard to do with a whole stump though.

#44 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 08:47 PM

Oh, I don't know. I am not really a plant expert. I have anubias and it seems to grow out the top of the water and seems to feed well from its roots in just water. Or I might try some various stream side weeds. I have "drown" a few species that I think were supposed to be above water because I found them under the water (where they probably were only during a high water event). Maybe someone else here has an idea???
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#45 smbass

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:08 PM

American Val is an easy plant to grow in a tank and spreads quickly. I usually use it first in a planted tank and then once it takes over start pulling it out and filling in the holes with other plants.

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#46 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:48 PM

I attached a piece of plexiglass to the bottom of mine and buried it under the substrate. This isn't particularly useful in your application.

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#47 cjohns

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:34 AM

I attached a piece of plexiglass to the bottom of mine and buried it under the substrate. This isn't particularly useful in your application.

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Yea I'm still not sure exactly where the stump is going to be placed. If I have to I'll fasten it to a big rock.
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#48 cjohns

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:41 AM

The water is almost clear. I think I have a bacteria bloom going on. Here are a couple more pictures of the stump still undecided on it...lol

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#49 Chasmodes

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 11:37 AM

I've been following this and went back to look for updates, then had an idea in case your stump is still floating.  How about hollowing it out and filling it with rocks or gravel to get it to sink?  Or maybe cut it in half vertically so that what is left is only what you see, then attach rocks or something in the back where they can't be viewed...


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#50 cjohns

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 07:45 AM

I've been following this and went back to look for updates, then had an idea in case your stump is still floating.  How about hollowing it out and filling it with rocks or gravel to get it to sink?  Or maybe cut it in half vertically so that what is left is only what you see, then attach rocks or something in the back where they can't be viewed...


It still floats! May have too to try something different.
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#51 Aquastudent

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 10:15 PM

Any updates? I have a piece of wood from last summer that still hasn't sunk. The other three pieces I placed in at the same time have been submerged for months.



#52 cjohns

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 12:01 AM

It's not as buoyant as it was but it's still floats with out the rock.

Any updates? I have a piece of wood from last summer that still hasn't sunk. The other three pieces I placed in at the same time have been submerged for months.


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#53 Chasmodes

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:03 AM

It's not as buoyant as it was but it's still floats with out the rock.
 

 

What about drilling holes in the back that are out of site or hollowing it out a bit (again, out of site, maybe even shove the rock inside)? 

 

Or wait  :biggrin:


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#54 cjohns

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:40 PM

Still wants to float.....lol Might have to get out the drill.
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#55 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:48 PM

Still wants to float.....lol Might have to get out the drill.

 

Sounds like it.  Missed you at Clean the Green this year Corey.


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#56 cjohns

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:49 PM

Hello everyone it's been a while since i have posted on here. I have recently decided to convert the 72 gallon over to a sunfish tank. Here it is now as a stream step up. I'll post more as the conversion is finished.

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#57 cjohns

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:55 PM

Sounds like it.  Missed you at Clean the Green this year Corey.



I know! We missed it. Just been very busy this year. We need to get together soon. I could use some orange fins, gilts, and a couple of madtoms for a new project I'm working on.
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#58 Evan P

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 11:56 PM

Wow, those Southern Redbellies are really fired up! The tank looks great! What sunfish do you plan to stock? If you have any interest in some Backwater Longears, give me a shout!


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#59 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 09:02 AM

I agree, what are you feeding those SRBD?


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#60 cjohns

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:44 PM

Wow, those Southern Redbellies are really fired up! The tank looks great! What sunfish do you plan to stock? If you have any interest in some Backwater Longears, give me a shout!

  

I agree, what are you feeding those SRBD?


THANKS..The Southern Redbelly Dace eat a lot of blood worms and I feed them flake foods. As of now I have a green sunfish, warmouth,and a small longear. I plan to add more longears. I'm not real familiar with the blackwaters, Im sure there beautiful.
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