Gearhead Plant Stand

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  1. Nathan

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    When you store your winter wheels in the bedroom why not make good use of the flat surface they provide...

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    Why yes, I am a bachelor...how did you know?
     
  2. minimark

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    ...and with that, don't expect your status to change soon. LOL :)
     
  3. Metalman

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    Nice Nathan.....
    And the plant is still alive.....:D
    Assuming it's not plastic??
     
  4. Nathan

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    About a year later the plant has a new pot, it outgrew the first one causing it to crack.

    It's grown a bit...

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  5. eMINIparts

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    At least there is not a pile of beer cans in the corner.
     
  6. KittyMini

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    And the tank is still empty :confused5:
     
  7. Friskie

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    What do you think made the plant grow so aggressively?
     
  8. agranger

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    Nope... there is about 1 year's worth of dust inside! :D
     
  9. Nathan

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    I need a stand for it. Container Store is having their annual 25% elfa sale so maybe I'll venture over there over the weekend and get something.

    I've also not been inspired to create an aquascape. I've not found a good plant source here in Columbus yet. And I'm not sure what fish I want, I'm leaning to a family of Badis badis bengalensis though. They are very colorful and stay small.
     
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    It not empty, it's a flea circus.
     
  11. TheModFather

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    By the topic of this thread I was expecting to see a NS cam welded to a M7 under strut system for a base, and a ALTA DFIC with plants growing out of it. There is no better use for those parts.:lol:
     
  12. Nathan

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    #12 Nathan, Sep 1, 2012
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    2:57 PM - Clean tank, no more dusts.

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    Just over 4 hours later -

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    4-6 weeks sealed up to get the plants rooted and growing well, then add water and critters.

    Photo set of setup
     
  13. Friskie

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    So, now the plant on the other tire stack is on it's own for victuals?
     
  14. agranger

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    That tank needs a mod... maybe a pulley inside? :D
     
  15. TheModFather

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    How bout a sprintex?
     
  16. agranger

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    Maybe you could use the Sprintex to power the air stones? Just add a cast-off MINI motor, a fuel tank and some wiring and you are set!
     
  17. Nathan

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    No airstone for this tank. It will have CO2 supplementation for better plant growth.
     
  18. agranger

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    I know all about CO2 supplementation. Oh... you mean for plants. Sorry... I only do CO2 horns!
     
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    I've never seen a plant with that many different kind of leaves:confused5::lol:
     

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