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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 05:06 PM
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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 05:08 PM
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I think manzanita has been way over used recently. Still looks good. I prefer horn wood it might be also called redmoore wood. Don't know if its the same thing or branchy Malaysian wood.

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i have used mopani for years . What everyone is saying is true. I do weekly 50% water changes though so i never see tint. I few tanks at work that i have put it in have gone yellow almost overnight lol
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post #19 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up buying the Mopani and after boiling it two hours with only one water change I haven't even noticed any leaching

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I like manzanita the best or malaysian... Mopani is ok looking, but it leeches like crazy.
Agreed!
Manzanita and Malaysian driftwood looks wild, crazy and awesome.
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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 01:54 PM
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Manzanita is my favorite. I've used alot of mopani too. Mopani lasts a long time. I still have pieces that I've had in tank for over six years.
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I like Malaysian if it's going to be a big focal point of the tank. I like Manzanita if their are a lot of plants because it looks more "subdued".
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post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 04:29 AM
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Honestly, I think Redmoor Root wood is the best, because it is really branchy and it doesn't require you to get multiple pieces to get the "branchy" look. The only downside is the time to soak the wood, which could take a week or two to sink. But, boiling it could speed the process by a lot
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post #24 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up with a lovely piece of Mopani and I was lucky ... a few hours of boiling as I was good

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Dont buy the rip off prices around ebay and such. I got my manzanity from Blooms and Branches. Cheap and amazing quality. Very branchy. My thread should be on the 2nd page of this board.

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post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 05:38 PM
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what's wrong with boiling a stick from the yard? to me, rule #1 is aesthetics. boiling takes care of the worry of introducing bad things to the tank... what am I missing? why are we paying so much for freaking wood?? (not trying to start a flame war or anything, I imagine this topic may have been covered, I honestly just don't get it)
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A user posted 2 links to some cheap Manzanita wood

Cheap Manzanita... yeah!
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post #28 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 12:43 AM
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Hornwood has a nice texture. Old Black Wood is very interesting, but can cost a lot, even for a small branch.
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