Cholla Logs, Worth it? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 08-14-2013, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
Cholla Logs, Worth it?

I have found a deal 10 4" cholla logs for $10 +$6 for shipping.

For those who have plecos, how much time did your pleco spend nomming on it? How long did it last? Did it disintegrate with little to no "pleco nomming"? I mainly ask because these logs would work excellentally to hold some java fern and anbuis. Yet it also could be beneficial to my bulldog pleco. I've seen him on my current DW pieces, but not very much. I really like these logs, but if they disintegrate over the course of a few months with little use from the pleco, not sure I want to spend the money on them just to have my plants lose what they just took root to....

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
75 gallon Angel Paradise Updates:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...gallon-220330/
Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
FishyFishy89 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 08-15-2013, 12:26 AM
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
wow i don't know :S my pleco just chomps on malaysian drift wood. i wonder if he'd appreciate cholla?

~bekah
i like fish and piercings and yarn
http://freshwaterfish.tumblr.com
i <3 snails
55 gallon planted journal

ukuleles djembes and happiness
djembekah is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 08-15-2013, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
I have mopani driftwood. I've rarely seen him on them.

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
75 gallon Angel Paradise Updates:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...gallon-220330/
Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
FishyFishy89 is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 08-15-2013, 01:36 PM
BWG
Member
 
I think you should be fine, at least in regards to it being eaten. As far as I know bulldog plecos don't eat much or any wood. I did a search around the net to see if I remembered right and couldn't find any references to wood being a part of the diet of any Chaetostoma species.

On the other hand, cholla doesn't last long at all underwater. People often put it in their shrimp tanks to be eaten. I've seen pictures of it after 6-8 months and there won't be enough to tie plants to. Not sure if shrimp helped it along though.

Last edited by BWG; 08-15-2013 at 01:43 PM.
BWG is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 08-15-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
hm....I'm hoping to find something that will work well on tying down some java fern and anbuis.

I don't have access to hardwood trees that haven't been sprayed.

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
75 gallon Angel Paradise Updates:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...gallon-220330/
Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
FishyFishy89 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 10-14-2013, 05:19 PM
Smile

There is a lot of driftwood for sale on net..how big of a limb do you need? The ones at petco will surprisingly be competitive in price when you add shipping, but don't be afraid of buying online..I have a dozen pieces from 4 or 5 different places..I suspected the temporary nature of cholla..that is why I read your thread.
willow likes this.
Captain Jim Dandy is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 10-14-2013, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
I am just fine purchasing driftwood. Cholla Logs erode more quickly than "normal" driftwoods. I was asking about how long they would last and if they're worth it in the long run.

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
75 gallon Angel Paradise Updates:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...gallon-220330/
Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
FishyFishy89 is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 10-15-2013, 01:52 AM
They sound too temporary for me..what kind of angels do you keep?
Captain Jim Dandy is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 10-15-2013, 02:21 AM
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
not worth it is it ?
i guess if you wanted something that was going to waste away,then its ok,
however if you're wanting something to anchor your plants too then
mopani (sp) would be good,like CJD ^^ said,there is plenty to be had
aroound stores or online,some really nice bits,that will look amazing
with a fern attached....i've seen some on sale at my LFS with the fern
already attached.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
willow is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 10-15-2013, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FishyFishy89's Avatar
 
I do have 2 mopani driftwoods in my tank.
I like cholla logs alot because of their "holey" nature. I wouldn't mind attaching java fern/Anubis to it. But if it erodes too quickly....then what's the purpose of it besides potentially feeding bottom feeders? :/

CJD, I have 3 silvers, 1 blushing kio, 1 pearlscale smokey and 1 yellow marble.

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
75 gallon Angel Paradise Updates:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...gallon-220330/
Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
FishyFishy89 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
Cholla wood in Aquarium Jpet DIY Aquarium 1 08-12-2007 01:37 AM
cholla wood solareclipsed Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 02-17-2007 08:06 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