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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Where do you guys find your drift wood?

Every once in a while I find a nice one by the beach for some reason.

So where do you guys find yours?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:09 AM
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same here.. not in the sea though but in the nearby forested area

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:21 AM
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I found some by a lake. It never sank. I threw it away lol.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:21 AM
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ebay sometimes has good stuff
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 11:03 AM
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Online or at the LFS. Anything from nature is going to be a hassle IMHO.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 02:53 PM
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In southwest VA there are numerous man made reservoirs. Most have camps and RV site all around them and you have to pay to get in between April to October. But during the winter I hit them all walking the shorelines. I have found some pretty damn amazing pieces that would cost 100 bucks easy.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 03:27 PM
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I got some great driftwood from amazon.com
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 03:35 PM
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I get mine from a nearby lake, Codorus in Pennsylvania. That, or I buy mine from That Fish Place in Lancaster PA.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 04:09 PM
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My daughter and I went to a couple of lakes and creeks around here, and we weren't happy with what we found. I shopped around and bought an awesome piece on Etsy of all places ... much better than what the LFS had. Seller had done a 10% bleach drip and a good rinse, and that's it.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:36 PM
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I bought dritwood from the petstore and it always has a thick hair algae form that I have to clean off. I would recommend boiling and soaking for a month before putting even store bought driftwood in the tank.

So a guy walks into a Pet Store

Guy: "I have Algae on my drift wood!"

Pet Clerk: "Take two Plecos and call me next week."

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