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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Where can I get driftwood like this?

I have an aqueon evolve 8 and really it is kind of limited in aquascape you can do in it. My idea from the start was to have lanky skinny branches coming up out of the tank very similar to this: http://www.aquascapingworld.com/thre...ube-20-l.2663/

I recently purchased some expensive driftwood from ADA for (small tanks) sight unseen. That was a huge mistake. No fault of theirs, I just shoulda known it was not going to be exactly what I wanted.

So now I am back to square one. Any suggestions where to get driftwood just like the one in the pic I would be so grateful for!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 03:39 PM
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That is probably made of several pieces tied or screwed together and carefully hidden.

I have had good luck looking in the reptile sections of pet stores. For some reason reptiles get all the cool, bendy, twisty wood! Just be sure to boil, and it most likely will float at first.
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Hello!

It is manzanita wood.

I would suggest contacting both PC1 and Plantbrain

Provide that photo.

Looks like the wood is propped up against the rock!

Very easy scape to replicate!

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Hello!

It is manzanita wood.

I would suggest contacting both PC1 and Plantbrain

Provide that photo.

Looks like the wood is propped up against the rock!

Very easy scape to replicate!

-Gordon
Thanks so much! Seems to be the best option for a cube like tank too.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 03:23 AM
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It's readily available in California. What's funny is we usually want something that is not local. I'm a member over at SCAPE in Southern California and a member sells it at pretty good prices. I'll look for his info and post it here for you.



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Here's the website for branches.



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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the website for branches.
Looks like that is the same guy that was referred to me earlier in the thread. I believe its PC1. He sent me an email telling me everything he has is on the site. Does not look like he has anything small or like what is in the image in my first post unfortunately. He has all huge branches for long tanks it looks like. I found another place (http://www.manzanita.com/aqwood.html) that I shot an email to, waiting on a response. I also sent an email to Aqua forest aquarium about their "branch wood".
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Buy a large piece and cut it up
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 04:44 PM
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Manzanita is probably your best bet. If you don't want to DIY an arrangement out of several smaller pieces, I'd just keep on searching.

Alternatively (though it might be a little more chaotic-seeming and thinner-diameter than what you're going for), you might want to look into what's being marketed as "twisted rosewood" (e.g., http://www.underwatereco.com/Nuvo-Aq...od-p-5821.html -- don't know how they're splitting up the size classes, but medium might get you branches that clear the water).
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Ebay is always a good bet
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