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post #1 of 14 Old 09-28-2009, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Driftwood Collecting...

Would like to share some of the driftwood I collected today...picture shown are freshly collected, not cleaned yet, still cover with muck :)


This one is today's JACKPOT!
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post #2 of 14 Old 09-28-2009, 11:36 AM
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very cool! where did you find it? did you buy it or actually found it along a shoreline?
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post #3 of 14 Old 09-28-2009, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Found it at the seashore :D .....coz I was having a hard time finding driftwood in the LFS that have shape that suits my need:)
so I decided to go collect from the shore
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-29-2009, 05:36 PM
wow!!! your lucky that available to you

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post #5 of 14 Old 09-29-2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, thanks guppy.....:D
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-29-2009, 10:41 PM
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just curious, is there any way you cold sell me some pieces im sure it would be alot cheaper than the lfs to get it from you but then again depends how much S&H would be.
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post #7 of 14 Old 09-30-2009, 09:07 AM
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The only thing I would caution is to first let it dry out, I mean bone dry to make sure that anything waterborne is dead. Then boil it to be sure. Finally let it soak for a good long time.

The problem with collecting it like that is that you have no idea where it came from. It might have drifted through oil slicks, waste water treatment effluent, who knows what. Dry out, boil, and soak should get most anything nasty out of it.

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post #8 of 14 Old 09-30-2009, 11:35 AM
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just curious, is there any way you cold sell me some pieces im sure it would be alot cheaper than the lfs to get it from you but then again depends how much S&H would be.
Last year I shipped a piece of driftwood from California to Austrailia (trying to help out a younger member here who had limited funds) and it was held up in customs. Customs wanted to fumigate it at an expense which was ridiculous. I've received moss shipments from Malaysia that were shipped to me under the guise of "Home Decorations". It seems Aqua Magic knows how to circumvent customs. I'm assuing this means that items coming into the US from Malaysia are treated with "caution" by customs?? Something to consider if Borneo is going to ship something to you...

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post #9 of 14 Old 09-30-2009, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Tyyrlym : Thanks Tyyrlym for the advise :D..... I really need to give it a good cleanup

aunt kymmie: Thanks Aunt for the guide to ship driftwood.......Looks like I have a lot to do if I ever gonna ship 1.......haha :D
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-30-2009, 11:41 PM
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Well if Money Mitch offers to pay for the shipping just use regular postal (not Fed Ex like I did) and mark your packsge "home goods", and not "a branch" like I did. LOL

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