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Blaxicanlatino 11-19-2010 02:32 PM

Wood for aquascaping ^^
 
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I have a 10 gallon tank that ive been aquascaping for about a month now. Its a low light tank (15 watts) and so far the tank is doing well, the plants so far are java fern and java moss, red lotus, crypt parva, crypt spiralis, anacharis. (bottom pic)

i was searching the web for some nice looking aquarium tanks and found this picture (on top). does anyone know the name of the wood used in this pick? i want to put christmas moss along the top. what should i know about using this kind of wood? i think it may be called malaysion drift wood or something

SinCrisis 11-19-2010 03:13 PM

+1, looking for the same type of wood...

ive been looking around for a long time, it seems aquabid sometimes has similar looking pieces. Part of me kinda just wants to carve my own since you cant tell once the moss covers it.

cmc29 11-19-2010 03:29 PM

Your best bet would be to try a local fish store(not like Petco or Petsmart). If you are fortunate enough to have a "mom and pops" local kinda operation in your area that is where you should call first.

Romad 11-19-2010 03:37 PM

Hey did you check out the classifieds? Someone is selling those branchy woods here:

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...iftwood-55760/

Welsh 11-19-2010 04:15 PM

Can't you just get them off a tree? I've been looking for those branchy things for ages and was just wondering if quarantined, sanded,etc could you just get it off a normal outdoor tree? lol

SinCrisis 11-19-2010 04:18 PM

it must be completely dried. otherwise yes, you can just boil it after its completely dried and use it. however softer woods rot faster than hard woods so you want to be careful about the type of wood.

Blaxicanlatino 11-19-2010 04:23 PM

lol i was hoping for fake stuff.... didnt want to deal with the changing water or anything like that...or maybe the real wood that is coated in this stuff that keeps it from rotting and changing water conditions

SinCrisis 11-19-2010 04:29 PM

hard woods will not rot. IF you soak the wood for long enough, it will not affect your water.

Welsh 11-19-2010 04:32 PM

Ahh yeah I forgot about the rotting thing haha........ Now to find some hardwood trees :lol:

Blaxicanlatino 11-19-2010 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SinCrisis (Post 516302)
hard woods will not rot. IF you soak the wood for long enough, it will not affect your water.


im not familiar with what hard wood is. what is hard wood?


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