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How long should driftwood last?
as the topic says, i'm curious how long driftwood should normally last. I bought some malaysian driftwood about 8 months ago and it is already starting to chip. i was really hoping to get well over a year from it considering the cost. Thanks for any input.
I'm wondering what you might mean by "chip." If you mean it is falling apart, most wood will do this a little; I find small slivers of 1/2 an inch or so now and then. But with 7 tanks and each of them holding a lot of this type of wood, for 4 years now, it is something I scarcely notice.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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