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Old 04-19-2008, 03:33 AM
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I am interested in setting up a few verts with branches running side to side and attached to the sidewalls of the tank. I have seen others do this before, but was unable to find these past threads. Is silicone enough, or do I need to step it up the some form of epoxy? I assume I need something stronger for larger branches...does anybody have any tips to help me do this? I would like the branches to be stable enough to have broms, moss, etc. on them. Please post pics if you can, thanks for any help,
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I created my own branches for my 10 gal verts. They work great. I've had them up and running for about 2 months and no problems. Here is a link to my construction journal.

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Default Re: Tips for branches in tank PLEASE!!!

I was thinking he meant across the tank from left to right?

I was thinking about having horitontal branches going across and using magnets (one inside the branch and one on the outside of the tank) but I'm not sure if that would be safe healthwise, I think super strong magnets aren't good for people so frogs... anyone have an idea?

Other than that I'm not sure, I think aquarium epoxy is super strong if you let it do it's thing properly. People use it to hold coral frags on sides of tanks and all kinds of stuff. I could be wrong though
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Default Re: Tips for branches in tank PLEASE!!!

If you have a large enough surface area on the branch that will be in contact with the side of the tank then silicone should be fine. You can always use great stuff too, that stuff will hold it for sure.
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Default Re: Tips for branches in tank PLEASE!!!

If you are going from side to side, be precise in your measurement and wedge it in. Shouldn't need any glue to hold it.
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Default Re: Tips for branches in tank PLEASE!!!

Thanks for the ideas, everyone. If anyone has any other ideas and experience on how to do this, please, keep posting.
Scott R, have you done the wedging idea before? Is there any concern with cracking the glass due to the pressure over time? Thanks,
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No good shots of it planted, so it looks rough, I will get some here soon. It's all about the angles, and a chop saw helps.





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Default Re: Tips for branches in tank PLEASE!!!

Have never had any problem with cracking, no. But keep in mind you just want it tight enogh to wedge into place snuggly, you don't want to drive it in place with a hammer.
If you round over the ends and cut it to the exact length you will be fine
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Default Re: Tips for branches in tank PLEASE!!!

Hi, I used a electric tube (flexible), I wraped around some electric wire and différents sizes string. Than I put brun mastic on it and roll it into coco fibre. It's esea to do.


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