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Post by Carl on 27/10/2011, 09:29

how i do slove the problem of my tank raping my wallet for bogwood an plants! never ends! it costs more than our lass! and u know that can only be a bad thing! lol
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Post by Ian on 27/10/2011, 09:44

have you ben down the beach latley
sea coal is good gravel and its black just wash it first
drift wood from the beach i go to salburn you get alsorts but it needs steeping to get the salt and sand out but you get some nice shaped stuff and its free
rocks off the beach and shingle have a look at my new malawi tank under lake malawi

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Post by carpguru on 27/10/2011, 10:20

i agree with mick on that one
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Post by kennybuck on 27/10/2011, 11:19

Just don't get caught. It is against the law to take anything from the beach or a river.

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Post by carpguru on 27/10/2011, 11:27

beach combing in the UK is not illegal were as
taking stones and sand from the river is i think
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Post by Carl on 27/10/2011, 12:29

i wouldn'y anyway, i work nights so sleep all day lol so i just buy what i need saves all hassle as i like planted tanks so like werid pieces of bogwood took me 3 months to find 3 peices i like lol
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Post by kennybuck on 27/10/2011, 12:35

Try ang get your self to the auctions, there is allways bogwood and loads of plants for sale. Cheap as chips.

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Post by Carl on 27/10/2011, 12:54

it's arkward for me mate or i would, i work nights so finish 6am get home for 7 and just knackered an crash ya know there always on a morning or miles away
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Post by carpguru on 29/10/2011, 12:17

you could try the auctions the times and the places are up on the club news a auctions thread you can get
stuff real cheap at the auctions
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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 29/10/2011, 12:20

For anyone that likes a bit of beach combing, Seaton Carew is the place to be. I'm forever walking the dogs down there, they get a swim, i pick up loads of woods to see if they'll fit into my tank. If not, i give them to my dogs or my mum who says she wants to make Christmas candle holders out of them?! :silent:
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Post by carpguru on 29/10/2011, 12:27

apparently it good for harvesting sea coal down there
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Post by mrsbiffster on 30/10/2011, 15:58

Mick you collect driftwood from the beach yeah, how long do you steep it for?

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Post by Ian on 30/10/2011, 16:02

not very long just to get the salt out depends on the type of wood really

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Post by dandy cichlids on 3/11/2011, 16:49

I would not recommend taking anything off the beach and putting it into your tanks most wood and rock is porous and keeps all kinds of nasty things that are in our see locked into it. you could boil them to try and get rid but best not to use it might be cheap but could also be costly when you lose all your fish

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Post by mrsbiffster on 4/11/2011, 02:12

You have a point there dandy, but the temptation of free rocks and driftwood outweigh the risk.

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