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joyce20 01-10-2012 02:15 AM

Driftwood?
 
Hey,

im looking to set up my 150g tank, and i am in search of some drift wood. You know that being in Idaho, (Mountain Home AFB), there arnt very many trees around to go pick some up. If you have a place where you go to get yours, please let me know. Or if you have a store that you get it from in the Boise area.

Or even if you have some pieces that you are willing to part with or sell.

Brandon
:proud:

joyce20 01-12-2012 01:40 AM

anyone???

lucky28822 01-12-2012 09:07 PM

I'm with you Joyce. I don't want to pay the ridiculous prices you see in the stores. As of right now I'm planning on going on some hiking trips this summer to find some rocks and driftwood. If I get over my hatred for the cold I would go scout out some of our reservoirs and rivers, as all the water levels are down now giving the best opportunity to find some wood that spent the entire summer under water. If anybody else knows of a good place, I'm listening as well.

joyce20 01-12-2012 10:05 PM

Yeah, im seriouslly think of driving up to the Pine and Featherville area to look at the Boise river and take a look and see wht i can find. If i find any thing ill grab tons, and let you know.

lucky28822 01-16-2012 06:46 PM

Sounds good, thanks. On a different topic, Featherville is home to my favorite campground, Baumgartner.

joyce20 01-17-2012 12:38 AM

i was up there just last summer with the family. we also stayed at Dog Creek. we love it up there.

im going to be going around to the back creeks of the snake river around the Bruneu area next weekend, and see what i can find as far as wood goes. My friend was just over that way yesterday and said that there are tons of fallen trees that would go good in a tank.

Ill see what i can find.

lucky28822 02-11-2012 04:37 AM

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Jeromeit 02-11-2012 05:06 AM

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Kevyg 02-11-2012 05:23 AM

Manzanita maybe??

Heya, i live in northern california where manzanita is WAYYYY TOOO abundant. That being said, if you were to give me a description as to what size and dimensions and a picture of a tank with a piece you liked... i could sell you a piece (soaked and wire brushed for aquarium use) at a very reasonable price, i am not out to make a killing on this, moreso to provide a service really.

Obviously the price would completely depend on the size of the piece of wood. Price of the wood will be as reasonable as possible, i cannot change shipping costs though.

scottwww 03-10-2012 05:34 PM

I hope to find some driftwood today. I'm not quite sure where will be a good place to look for it. My first thought was to go to the greenbelt and check along the river bank. Also, I thought maybe Eagle Island State Park. Maybe Lucky Peak reservoir. I don't want to have too go to far to find some good pieces.

Primarily I want a big piece for a new 37 gallon column tank that I have on order with the local fish store. The tank dimensions are 20x18x24.

I think it would look great if I found a tree stump maybe 4 to 6 inches diameter for the trunk. With roots on it and setup in the tank to be the central focal point, I think would look good. Hopefully there will be so much to choose from that the problem will be finding enough room in the trunk of the car to get it back home.

Hopefully, whatever I find will already be seasoned long enough in the water to not have to boil it to remove the tannins. How do you boil that large a piece of driftwood? My pressure cooker worked well for small driftwood bought at the fish store, but the best I could do with a large piece would be to soak it in a trash can.

scottwww 03-11-2012 01:43 AM

My wife and I went on the hunt for driftwood.

From the greenbelt behind Plantation Golf Course, I had hoped to find something good. The water was high, and it looked like we would be wasting time there.

So, we stopped by Ann Morrison Park. Under the bridge at Americana my wife pulled out of the Boise River the best piece of driftwood we found all day.

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It's too big for this tank, but at some future date I'll have an aquarium large enough for it. It looks solid enough. I didn't see any rot. It still needs some bark stripped off, and to be sterilized. I can't imagine any way to boil this piece, so it'll have to be bleached, I suppose. Still, I'll have to read up on how to properly prepare driftwood for a freshwater aquarium.

Assuming I can use this piece of driftwood, at least a couple angles look like they would work in a tank. I'm thinking the first picture here would probably the the one.

scottwww 03-11-2012 04:30 AM

After Ann Morrison Park, we went to Lucky Peak reservoir. There wasn't any driftwood to be seen looking down from the parking lot. So we tried Arrow Rock. Still nothing. Apparently we needed to go down river.

We ended up at the Boise River again on the green belt. This time, just off Broadway and Myrtle, behind the Ram Restaurant. We just walked it for a distance, picking pieces of driftwood off the river bank.

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I don't know if I'll use any of these other pieces, or not. They just don't seem interesting after taking that big piece.

lucky28822 03-18-2012 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottwww (Post 1767504)
My wife and I went on the hunt for driftwood.

From the greenbelt behind Plantation Golf Course, I had hoped to find something good. The water was high, and it looked like we would be wasting time there.

So, we stopped by Ann Morrison Park. Under the bridge at Americana my wife pulled out of the Boise River the best piece of driftwood we found all day.


http://offtopic.muchtoshare.com/foru..._2276c1920.jpg

http://offtopic.muchtoshare.com/foru..._2277c1920.jpg

It's too big for this tank, but at some future date I'll have an aquarium large enough for it. It looks solid enough. I didn't see any rot. It still needs some bark stripped off, and to be sterilized. I can't imagine any way to boil this piece, so it'll have to be bleached, I suppose. Still, I'll have to read up on how to properly prepare driftwood for a freshwater aquarium.

Assuming I can use this piece of driftwood, at least a couple angles look like they would work in a tank. I'm thinking the first picture here would probably the the one.

I'm a fan of the upside down versions. I like the one piece sticking up you could attach some emersed plants to. IMHO

joyce20 04-05-2012 02:50 AM

thats awesome.... i will be going out in the mountains here in the next month, and hopefully i will find something like that. i just got the back of the tank painted and getting lights for it on Saturday. Some guy in Boise on CL. 72" 4x96w coralife w/ moonlight LEDS.

cant wait.

joyce20 04-06-2012 10:48 PM

Like i said, that is a great piece of driftwood..... i'm sorry that you don't have a tank that big to put it in, but i know someone who has one.......wink, wink......


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