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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 02:30 AM
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How do I know if wood is treated with chemicals or other stuff?
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 05:01 AM
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there is actually a place on 48th street 8th avenue that has a lot of driftwood and what i think are petrified wood...I'll take a pic of them next time.

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That doesn't surprise me the least bit about the driftwood collector, but remember this is a FLOWER industry. A lot of these items are intended for use for display purposes ONLY, often times landscaping.

That's the biggest risk you have to take if you're buying materials from the FD to add to your aquarium in an attempt to save money. As with anything, examine the item you want to purchase CAREFULLY to make sure it wasn't treated with any toxic chemicals/preservatives.

Someone else in the NY section mentioned they paid $3/lb for petrified wood @ a local fish shop, not sure which one it was though.. If you figure out which shop, mention it here & check to see if they have more pieces in the back. Also if you can take some pictures of the stack, I'd appreciate it.

Next time you see the driftwood guy, take a picture. That's what I'll do if I see him.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 09:19 PM
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Pet warehouse by me sells petrified wood for i think 3.50 a lb... they had a few pieces last i looked... (near port jeff on 347) Suffolk LI
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 11:16 PM
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Here is some pic of it

Bunch of rocks and stuff

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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 04:54 AM
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I think Pacific over in NYC has petrified wood for $3 a pound, though they didn't have any large pieces, only medium and small.

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