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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone know if there's any good petrified wood to be found in the flower district?

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They have mopani, cork, and what appears to be malaysian at one store. Other stores carry blasted manzanita branches. I haven't seen petrified wood though.

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yea they have... saw some manzanita in some of the stores. just shop around theres alot of them
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Sorry, hope you don't mind a few side questions about the flower district. Are the driftwood any cheaper than the LFS? Do they also usually have rocks etc.?
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Sorry, hope you don't mind a few side questions about the flower district. Are the driftwood any cheaper than the LFS? Do they also usually have rocks etc.?
It's cheaper than eBay or other website.
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Sounds awesome. Looks like I'll have to pay a visit really soon. Am setting up a new big 4 ft tank and need hardscape stuff

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-29-2013, 04:19 AM
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They have some nice 2-3 foot long manzanita branches for sale.

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-29-2013, 05:05 AM
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where is this flower district...?
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 03:40 PM
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Flower district begins around 28th Street intersecting 6th & 7th Ave. If you're in K-town you've gone too far.

Most of the floral shops WON'T have petrified wood to sell to the public, but manzanita is plentiful.

Prices will vary depending on your negotiating skills. Some of the shops ONLY sell to florists.

I recommend you bring a prepared list of what you're looking for you'll forget once you're overwhelmed by all the various items they have to offer.

Fish based pet shops that other NY members have mentioned may be a quicker/easier solution for petrified wood that's "aquarium safe".
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 09:25 PM
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Hmm thanks for the detailed info!!! Guess ill ask around to see which shops are good. Ever since win tropical closed, I don't know where to go
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I once saw a guy at around 59st west side by the river picking up driftwood and asked him what he does with it... He told me he sells it to the flower district.... He has a wagon full... So just be carefull
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damn are you serious? ahh..
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No lie... I took a few also but to afraid to use them... who knows whats in that river. No sure boiling would get out everything... Its right where that nut today stabbed all the people in the news.
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another crazy person? maybe I should move to NJ or LI...
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 03:24 AM
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Cool

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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