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Where is everyone getting drift wood from in Denver?

Hi folks, wanted to know if you guys had any particular spot where you get a good selection of driftwood? I've tried DG Pets, Todd's, Aqua Imports, Great White Aquatics, all with no real luck lately.

Most of the store's I've checked out carry the Malaysian wood and then Mopani. i find the latter one rather amusing, I grew up on a ranch in Zimbabwe and we had the stuff lying around all over the show and now you pay serious $$ for it here....

Anyways, I'm looking for something along the lines of Manzanita wood (something a little less chunky) and don't know if anyone has come across places that stock it locally?


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Hi folks, wanted to know if you guys had any particular spot where you get a good selection of driftwood? I've tried DG Pets, Todd's, Aqua Imports, Great White Aquatics, all with no real luck lately.

Most of the store's I've checked out carry the Malaysian wood and then Mopani. i find the latter one rather amusing, I grew up on a ranch in Zimbabwe and we had the stuff lying around all over the show and now you pay serious $$ for it here....

Anyways, I'm looking for something along the lines of Manzanita wood (something a little less chunky) and don't know if anyone has come across places that stock it locally?


Thanks,
Ryan
Ive been ordering mine from Tom barr, excellent stuff. Manzanita wood grows wild in colorado in the south west, I have heard that Cotton wood does a pretty good job in our tanks as well, and it is pretty easy to come by here.
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Like Noahma is saying, Tom Barr/Plantbrain is the one to go to for Manzanita. Look through his thread in the Power Sellers section. Hes got some great stuff and great prices. If you dont see something you like just tell him what your looking for and he'll hook it up.
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thanks for the info, i'll look him up.
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I've had good luck with Aqua Imports so far. Picked up a couple of nice cholla wood pieces from them for my oddly shaped 50g.
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Driftwood

Hello Ryan...

There's nothing that will compare to the local river bed and lake bed pieces. Plan a day trip up north sometime and check out the local river beds here. My tanks are full of pieces I've found around the local rivers. The price is very reasonable, free.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 02:58 PM
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I got a nice stump looking piece out of Blue Mesa Reservoir on a fishing trip. Salmon snagging..yum.
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I've found some really nice, almost manzanita-ish, ponderosa pine roots in lakes and rivers up here in Estes.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 03:48 AM
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I go to the Cherry Creek river (Cherry Creek bike path), between Cherry St. in Glendale, all the way to the Cherry Creek Damn in Aurora. It's where I've gathered some of the rocks in my tanks, but most importantly I've found some really sweet natural weathered driftwood pieces.

I know someone will say "why would he give up the area we can find driftwood, he's crazy!!!", yeah well I'm a generous person, and my tanks have everything "nature/natural" stuff they need. So why not let other people know where to find this kind of stuff, and saving them lot of money, especially with the driftwood prices for small ass pieces at local fish stores...... :/

Here's just a couple driftwood pieces I've collected for 1 of my 55 gallon tanks....



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