So where do you find driftwood online? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 09-29-2010, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
So where do you find driftwood online?

When I last went to my LFS I didn't see any there so I was wondering if any of you have gotten some online?

Sorry for all the questions lately!
allikins is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 09-30-2010, 04:32 AM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Don't apologize for a lot of questions. That's why we're here on a forum :)

As for the driftwood, I found my last two pieces in the reptile section of the pet stores.

But any good store that specializes in fish (not necessarily the big chain stores) should have a good selection.

Good luck.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 09-30-2010, 05:04 AM
Member
 
Inga's Avatar
 
Dr. Foster's and Smith has nice wood. Fish Supplies: Fish Tank & Fish Care | FosterAndSmithAquatics.com
Inga is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 09-30-2010, 05:14 AM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
Manzanita.com

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 09-30-2010, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romad View Post
Don't apologize for a lot of questions. That's why we're here on a forum :)

As for the driftwood, I found my last two pieces in the reptile section of the pet stores.

But any good store that specializes in fish (not necessarily the big chain stores) should have a good selection.

Good luck.
I read last night that it said to avoid the driftwood aimed towards reptiles because their might be dangerous chemicals on them?
I'll try to look harder next time I'm my LFS
allikins is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 09-30-2010, 06:28 AM
Member
 
fishkid's Avatar
 
Also, check the classified sections of online fish and planted tank forums, as some people will sometimes sell their spares there. In fact, I have a few spare pieces of driftwood lying around.

Everything happens for a reason, but the reason isn't always good.
fishkid is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 09-30-2010, 11:17 AM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Not all wood is the same, so you might want to research and decide on this or that type. My personal preference is the dark heavy wood, it sometimes goes under the name of ironwood, or mangrove root, or jeti wood. But it is very dark-brown almost (if not actually) black [you can see it in my tank photos], and being heavy it always sinks. It releases tannins like all wood, but minimal compared to some. It does not quickly rot, and plants grow on it easily (Java Moss, Java Fern, Anubias). It looks very authentic underwater.

The lighter wood, mopani wood, is bad for tannins, will float until it is thoroughly waterlogged or somehow held down, and often has bacteria that initially can cause problems.

Another thought to bear in mind is that wood of the same type in a tank looks more natural. It takes a bit more effort to get a mix of woods to look natural.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 09-30-2010, 12:26 PM
Member
 
BradSD's Avatar
 
www.aquariumplants.com This site has some driftwood for sale.
BradSD is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 09-30-2010, 12:43 PM
Member
 
LisaC144's Avatar
 
I get mine at www.sweetaquatics.com. I paid no more than $6.50 for my largest piece, and I bought 6 pieces. They take a picture of each one to show you and will even cut it for you. I loved one piece from there and wanted it to be able to stand upright. They cut the bottom straight for me so it would stand up straight in the gravel. It's Malaysian Driftwood and sinks immediately.
LisaC144 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 09-30-2010, 01:29 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
I got seven HUGE chucks of Malaysian driftwood for $60 on craigslist.com from a gentleman who was breaking down one of his tanks. I boiled all the wood in a large lobster pot to make sure to "kill" anything that may have been living in or on the wood.

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help find me a lid plz look southamericancichlidguy23 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 01-02-2010 10:03 PM
So I can't think of or find one... Kelso Catfish 8 12-04-2009 01:39 PM
can't find indentity for weird fish online joelfish Freshwater and Tropical Fish 26 08-12-2007 12:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome