|12-20-2012 03:27 AM|
|12-20-2012 03:23 AM|
|selma_belma||So I've got a question, someone said they pick driftwood out from the river. Is that safe for your tank? I've wondered because I've got a few beautiful pieces, but don't want to use them if it's not a good idea.|
|12-13-2012 02:26 PM|
|12-13-2012 12:45 PM|
|tiggity||I've bought some from Petsmart as well, mostly the mopani wood that is sold in the reptile section. No problems and like most driftwood, will leach tannins into your tank.|
|12-13-2012 11:55 AM|
|12-13-2012 10:34 AM|
Picked up some of the same stuff a couple years ago from PS or some other box store. Regular mopani wood without any of that weird bark or any of that crap.
Gave it a good boiling in my wife's stew pot for about an hour to accelerate the tannin leeching, let it cool down and it's been in the tank since then. No film, no brown water and sunk like a Mob cement shoe. Didn't end up needing carbon or purigen either.
BL pleco made one of them his home and the other has multiple anubias stuck to it like glue.
|12-13-2012 10:17 AM|
|12-13-2012 12:29 AM|
|12-11-2012 05:24 AM|
|m00se||Naw...although I did do a 5 year bid in Charlotte in the 90s...|
|12-11-2012 05:19 AM|
|12-11-2012 04:46 AM|
Uhh... going to their website store locator? They're all identically laid out.
|12-11-2012 04:23 AM|
|Cinbos||How dod you know that? Besides looking online...|
|12-11-2012 02:59 AM|
You have Pet Supplies Plus there in Raleigh. They have Malaysian driftwood for $10 ea. All sizes. It sinks like a rock and looks awesome. Look in the lizard section too because they split it up between fish and there. Much better selection imo than Petsmart/Petco. The Malaysian wood will leech tannins for ~3-4 months but meh...water changes take care of that minor stuff. If it really bugs you then use charcoal.
|12-11-2012 02:44 AM|
|Rob in Puyallup||
Local Petcos sell soaked driftwood in their stock tanks. It's a bit more expensive than the dry stuff, but it's ready to use.
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|12-11-2012 02:33 AM|
|Cinbos||I will be sure o boil it then. I am going to get the mopani, as for the grape vine, i will leave that alone.|
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