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#1 Cricket

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

I'd like to use a fallen branch in my aquarium so basically I'm wondering if it's fishy safe. They were in the pond but the pond only had frogs but not fish 😀
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#2 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:52 PM

Looks like a willow. If so, a branch, if it has any life left in it will probably start to root in water. Not sure about fish safe, but imagine it is.


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#3 Cricket

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:23 PM

Looks like a willow. If so, a branch, if it has any life left in it will probably start to root in water. Not sure about fish safe, but imagine it is.

It looks pretty gone. Would be pretty funny if a willow grew out of my aquarium tho :) thank you

#4 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:47 PM

Willow root like it is their job. Google willow water.


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#5 WThorne

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:22 PM

https://dffm.az.gov/..._2015_04_28.pdf Don't know but this is an interesting guide for your part of the world.



#6 gerald

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:56 AM

It certainly IS their job!  We cut willow and silky dogwood twigs in winter, and pound them into bare stream banks to root and stabilize the stream bank.

 

Willow root like it is their job. Google willow water.


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#7 NotCousteau

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

I've seen entire, seemingly dead trees knocked down over a creek, and the entire thing is dead but one small branch touching the water sends out roots into the stream and grows leaves on the top side.

#8 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

It certainly IS their job!  We cut willow and silky dogwood twigs in winter, and pound them into bare stream banks to root and stabilize the stream bank.

 

That is really cool.


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#9 Cricket

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

Uh oh. I don't suppose I actually want a tree in my living room . . .

#10 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:34 PM

Sure you do. I have a six foot mangrove growing out of a tank (ok its in the basement, not the living room, but its cool).
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#11 itsme

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:57 PM

Sure you do. I have a six foot mangrove growing out of a tank (ok its in the basement, not the living room, but its cool).

  Wow.  Nice!  How do you light that thing, Michael?



#12 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:49 PM

Just the window and those shop lights.
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#13 itsme

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:13 PM

Looking good!  You've got a central filter system?  What's in the tank with all the Mangrove roots?



#14 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:17 PM

Three of the tanks are plumbed with overflows to a 50 gallon sump.

The lower tank has other plants including another mangrove and Florida Flag Fish (jordanella). Above that is mostly just rocks and java moss and some flame chubs from BobM. Lower right is no fish, but Im trying to grow some different plants. Upper right used to be in the system until the great table saw disaster (dont ask).
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#15 Cricket

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

Looking good!  You've got a central filter system?  What's in the tank with all the Mangrove roots?


Looks like perch duh! I thought you were the fish guy!
And a tree for a filtration system! That blows my mind lol. At some point could became too heavy for the tank lol.

Is now an appropriate time to say men are weird?

Edited by Cricket, 15 October 2017 - 10:47 PM.


#16 Cricket

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:47 PM

(Are those perch?)

#17 Doug_Dame

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:53 PM

No, not really a good time.

 

Michael is well known in NANFA circles for his fish art (e.g., the green killifish profle) and his Fishmas trees. You can usually buy some of his artistic creations at the auction at the annual NANFA convention. (ooooh, by weird coincidence that's in Michael's state next year.) Ditto for artistic works by Mike Lucas and others. And I have a couple of rubber spongy bass just like Michael's. Although he looks to have at least three, and I only have two. Guess I have to pick up my game.


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#18 Cricket

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:07 AM

No, not really a good time.
 
Michael is well known in NANFA circles for his fish art (e.g., the green killifish profle) and his Fishmas trees. You can usually buy some of his artistic creations at the auction at the annual NANFA convention. (ooooh, by weird coincidence that's in Michael's state next year.) Ditto for artistic works by Mike Lucas and others. And I have a couple of rubber spongy bass just like Michael's. Although he looks to have at least three, and I only have two. Guess I have to pick up my game.

Michael rocks! He and I are tight as thieves. We go back at LEAST 2 weeks! (Remember that time, Mike, when you teased me because I have to delete my pics since I'm just a guest? 😂😂😂)
You refer to my screenshot tho I think which was attached to show Mark the types of fishes in the bottom tank. The baggies clearly label the flora while I assumed the art labeled the fauna. I can't wait for fishmas!!!

Edited by Cricket, 16 October 2017 - 12:08 AM.


#19 Cricket

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:07 AM

(Not perch huh? Well I'm no fish expert. I'm just a guest!)

#20 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:06 AM

I wasnt even paying attention to that other stuff. The big green fish is a Fundulus conventioni from Alabama 2003. The bass are Christmas tree lights (a gift from the Snorkelmeister). And yes the baggies do have names of stuff in the aquariums both above and below... some fish names, some plants.
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