i painted the back and glued the tree together.  The pieces off to the right were actully coming off the back and when i trimmed then to fit in the tank they looked good off to the side.  I am planing of covering the splits with moss.  I also was able to take about and inch and a half off the bottom so now it sits flater and looks a little more real.

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Comment by Anthony Piti on November 17, 2014 at 7:40pm
Looks great so far. Very nice find on that wood.
Comment by Pasterfield on November 17, 2014 at 8:40pm

Thanks.  i counted the rings and it is about 60 years old.  I added the dirt and capped with pool fiter sand.  I weighted the tree with some concrete, but looks like i am going to need about 8-10 more pounds to really stop it from floating.  I am going to drill into the bottom of the long root and add some lead shoot and cap it with some more concrete. 

Comment by anthony desanto on November 25, 2014 at 8:37am

Hers a picture of mine after it was done I have before pictures but cant find them lol

Comment by Ni quito Ni pongo on February 26, 2015 at 12:55pm

I have a stump like that in my back yard, it is very nice and has great form, what did you guys do to yours to look so nice!

Pasterfield, Yours is really nice size, what kind of fish are you planing to have in that tank?


Comment by anthony desanto on February 26, 2015 at 8:41pm
I just soaked mine in water for like 2 months then rinsed it and dropped it in it had a little white fuzz day one but my siamensis ate it and it never came back o yea hit it with a lil steel wool as well
Comment by Warren on January 14, 2016 at 6:57pm
Right on Anthony! Steel wool is amazing.


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