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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Thursday 2 September 2010

A little progress on my shop aquarium Natural Planted Tank experiment.

The water has cleared up nicely, even with no filter running at all! I put a little hang on back filter on Tuesday to generate some water movement and clear out some of the fine particulate that remains suspended in the water column, but the plants do all the water quality control.

I have about a half dozen freshwater shrimp and about 8 male guppies that I brought in from my outdoor "pond" tank.

The plants have grown even more since this photo was taken. I am impressed! This is the most planted tank success that I have ever had, and it is the easiest ever! I am a convert.

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