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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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source for driftwood

Hi all, setting up my office waiting room 10 gallon as a planted tank, and looking for a nice piece of driftwood for the centerpiece. Any preferences on where to get a nice piece? Thanks!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 06:35 PM
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Well, the cheapest is simply to go for a walk in a wilderness area where you can collect something, or even some nice garden pruning, if you know it is safe wood and clean of pesticides.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 11:24 PM
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 09:16 PM
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seconding Diana's suggestion of going on a hike.

I've had some good luck using the satellite photos on google maps to find potential sites.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 09:47 PM
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Free is best. I like to hunt in seasonal creek beds.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 01:35 AM
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 01:45 AM
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try this it is great trust me you can go on you tube and see his videos too
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 12:44 PM
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Look at blooms and branches on the net also.

I've got really nice wood collected by family! It helps that my dad loves to pick up old stumps and things. That sort of thing is the best!

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 02:46 PM
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Definition of a nice piece varies a lot so you need options. For twiggy type stuff, look for some place where people dump their brush where it may lay for years to dry out. Places where creeks or rivers flood often are my favorite.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 04:21 AM
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I prefer to find all of the driftwood I use in my tanks, I go to a local river and walk the bank for about a 1/4 mile. II like what I've found so far!!!
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 07:02 PM
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I just got a decent malaysian order from DrFostersSmith. I've purchased manzanita from as well. Buy 2 get the 3rd free is a pretty solid deal, especially when you're scaping a large tank or have multiple tanks to scape.

The malaysian order I got from DFS was pretty solid, 4 unique pieces and 3 average 'driftwood' pieces.
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