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3nd Batch of Manzy Wood for sale

Discussion in 'Trades, swaps, sales' started by Tom Barr, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Tom Barr

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    I have not soaked them yet, but will sometime this weekend perhaps, then re take the photos of what I have in stock now.

    Got some smaller more typical stuff, more tiny trees, nice burl bases, and a couple of larger pieces. Need a bigger truck also:cool:

    I have not soaked these yet, these turn a nice brown color and all sink well after a few days.
    I've trimmed off the bottoms of some to give a nice base to some of the more interesting pieces.
    Boxing the wood is tough. So what I try to do is to fit one nice dramatic piece in the box, might need to snip a piece here or there to fit it, then pack the rest with more smaller pieces that can fit and be wedged in the box. Sometimes I can pack a few nicer pieces together, sometimes not without getting crazy on ship cost. So it's better for both if I pack a box with smaller pieces. I'll detail some tricks to deal with the wood, and place it easier also using slate bottom and a ceramic drill drill, pre drill the wood as well. This will help keep the wood in position when you set up the tank.

    So this allows the aquarist to play around with many different arrangements.
    What helps is a specific goal in mind from you, the tank size, and general ideas/layout plans you have.

    Pics of other wood you like etc also helps.
    Often I can find some fairly specific for folks with good sized tanks.
    I look for smaller bonsai looking trees, not long branchy things.
    I also look for nice flat front to back pieces so I can ship them easier, they also take up less room in the aquarium layout as well.

    Since I do a fair amount of scaping and wood in my tanks, I know what to look for aesthetically.

    As always, ask other folks what they think and realize I add extras to most all orders. So you end up with a fair amoutn more wood than the pricing might suggest.

    Look, I got lots of wood, some nice pieces, the others are free basically. What am I honestly going to do with those? I do not have the heart to sell them really.


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    Tom Barr
     
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    More branches:
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    Bonsai tree
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    Most shipping rates are not much more than around 30$ for larger pieces.
    It's worth while to get a few other pieces to stuff in the box to fill in, this does not affect ship cost, so it's a better deal to get a few extras, I typically add a few.

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    Worth every hard earned Dollar. I'm as pleased with my shipment as can be. Thank you. :cool:
     
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    Pick now while the picking is good.

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    If the pic is gone, so is the piece:)

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    Tom

    You're gonna sucker me in again ;)
     
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    I also got back from a new source, maybe 5 acres worth of real nice stuff.
    I'll collect at least 1-2x more before winter and snow seals off this area.
    Be nice to hit some other regions, but they are 3-4 hours drive. These are 1.5 hours.
    Some lower elevation spots are 1.5 hours so snow should not be an issue there.

    Anyway, I have some nice stuff and I'll be getting around to pre soaking and scrubbing it clean, then take pics, then post. Maybe after the 20th or so.

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    Packed up most orders, they will,ship out tomorrow and then Friday for a larger order.

    I'll have new pics coming next week from this latest batch, some really nice stuff in this batch.

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    New batch":

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    these are both really nice ribbon like wood

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    Giant burl base, maybe 60-70lbs?
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    Another very nice piece
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    I like these burl base with a nice lateral horizontal branch
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    This might go in my private reserve.....has nice "flow"
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    More burl base branches

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    There are two branches here, not one larger one:
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    Nice burl that can act as root(manzy roots do not sink BTW)
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    Nice burl base, but hard to photo, really twisty

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    This one is a really nice piece, hard to photo to get the detail

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    Nice twisting in this one.
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    This one is is an awesome piece to have hang over a foreground, top pick for a nice scape
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    Another one that almost has gone to the private reserve: very nice flat old tree:
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    And then this guy which is in the private reserve, but I dunno......if you can offer enough.....:)
    The base is hollowed out(large carpenter Ants and burl growth) and would make excellent hiding for certain fish species

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  16. engine50

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    Tom I'm interested in batch #12 photo 2, very branchy larger piece on left. How much?

    Thanks

    Scott (engine50 )
     
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    You mean this pic?:
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    hoop shaped piece on the far left?
    Maybe 40$ with extra branches tossed in. the extras really come in handy when doing scaping.

    You can never have too many/much pieces of wood.
    Same is true for rock.


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  18. Tom Barr

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    I'll be shipping most items this Monday for folks.

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    Got my batch last week. Very nice quality wood, Tom threw in a little extra, beats the crap out of the stuff you get at your LFS that goes for $25 for 1 little piece, so its an excellent value as well. If you're not happy with the wood decor in your tank you can make a major upgrade with this. Going to let mine soak for a week until I get the time to rework my scape.
     
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    Shipping cost are also quite reasonable.

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