Since it isn't a LIVING plant (anymore), I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post, so forgive me if I'm in the wrong spot...
I've been digging for ideas and doing tons of research for what I eventually want my 29gallon high tank to become. This is basically my first tank, and I basically know nothing about anything.
I'd like to get a piece of driftwood in there, but am concerned about tannins softening my already soft water, I'm also looking for a twisty, rooty, gnarly kind of wood that isn't super thick (as I don't have SO much space to work with). My searches have brought me to Manzanita Driftwood.
I've been searching. . . but am not finding very much practical information on it other than it allegedly lasts longer than most driftwood types (like Malaysian), because it's hardwood, and that it doesn't release AS many tannins into the water (planning to soak it for a while to help with that), and that it'll float until it's good and waterlogged.
Can anyone offer advice regarding this type of wood in an aquarium, as well as pointers/warnings on driftwood in general? I'm also looking information on planting on them. . .
I'd really appreciate any insight y'all can throw my way!