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post #31 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 06:31 PM
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Saw this at the bottom of one of the descriptions of the Manzanita on Save On Crafts

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Aquarists- Our manzanita is untreated. Safe for aquariums.
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post #32 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 06:45 PM
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Also, what sizes are you guys ordering? And sandblasted vs natural red (or is it just preference)?
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As soon as I get my allowance I'm buying some.

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Re: Cheap Manzanita... yeah!

You want to go sandblasted...the red still has bark on it. The bark will have oils, exposure to chemicals, and will rot faster than the wood underneath. I guess you could sand it yourself, but if the pieces are small you could break them.

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That's what I figured, just wasn't sure. I'm thinking of getting some 24-30" and some 18-24" pieces from bloomsandbranches!
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Thanks for the links, will def. be getting some there

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post #37 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 01:54 AM
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Oh wow. I'll take one 7-foot manzanita tree, please.

I'm all over this...I have an empty 40B just itching for some of that.
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I'm glad people are actually using these websites, completely forgot I had started this thread.

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Saw this at the bottom of one of the descriptions of the Manzanita on Save On Crafts
Aquarists- Our manzanita is untreated. Safe for aquariums.



But it appears you can not select a specific piece.


"This is a natural branch. We cannot specify exact width and height on each because each is unique."
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Re: Cheap Manzanita... yeah!

I started a thread on fishlore about it a month ago. I stumbled on this thread just seeing if anyone else was using these sites. I thought I had a super aquarium secret Now if only aquarium wood sites would stop ripping us off :banghead:

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I purchased one from saveoncrafts.com, it's very nice. I don't know if it will sink though, haven't filled the tank. Even if you don't get to choose you can still buy 2 or 3 for the price of 1 from somewhere else. Pics are in my journal "10 Gallon CRS Minimalist". And shipping wasn't too slow, it took about 5 business days.

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Just purchased a big branch! Awesome links guys. You can get one shipped for less than the branch itself from other driftwood suppliers!
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I shoulda bought mine on here instead of Ebay....

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I shoulda bought mine on here instead of Ebay....
My thoughts exactly. Oh well... Live and learn and then get loves hehe..
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