i decided to use cement for getting started,cement is toxic... this that..blah blah,i know all about those things,but having kept fish in cemented tanks for 20 years,it isnt a big issue,just some things need to be done before u get fish into a tank that has cement products in it,
so cement it is.
1st prob-cement doesnt stick to the smooth pvc.
so i got some chicken wire and wound it around the pipe tightly.
so now the cement will stick to the pipe.
but what good will it do,a cement pipe = pvc pipe.cement pipe looks even worse.
so i thought id make the whole structure look like a tree with butress roots and make that the centrepiece of the tank.
butress roots,easier said than done..got some thermocol,and cut it to shape, then wound some more of the chicken wire on it.
so the "pipe tree" will have three butress roots.
now the only thing left to do is the cement work,thats frankly the toughest part,
ill leave you with a pic at the beginning of making the root ,will continue later...