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fplata 06-03-2012 08:43 PM

Drift wood and rocks - Miami area

do you guys know of a good place in Miami (i am willing to drive) where i can buy or collect drift wood and rocks for an 80 gallon planted tank. Your help is highly apreciated

ncharlie 06-03-2012 09:11 PM

try the planted aquarium in Wilton manors or allfish emporium. Both have rocks and driftwood. Sorry on my iPad or else I would post links

fplata 06-03-2012 09:21 PM

Thank you I have been to the Planted Aquarium and while i love the store they are a bit short on the size of rocks and driftwood i am looking for, I will visit all fish this week.

airbagged 06-10-2012 12:46 AM

Try us1 on your way to the keys there are some amazing pieces of driftwood there

fplata 06-10-2012 07:56 PM

Thank you Airbagged (by the way i have 64 caddy on bags), where do you mean, on the 20 mile streach or the 120 miles worth of us1 road down to key west? I am sure some of those mangrove covered areas and little beaches will have some drif wood. i will keep you folks posted

mannye 06-20-2012 11:26 AM

Hello! I'm also looking to get some very small rocks and driftwood for my 6.6 gal. Maybe if it doesn't rain this weekend we can go on a hunt? My car isn't bagged :( but it IS a 69 Roadrunner convertible :)

fplata 06-20-2012 12:55 PM

No need to bag that car. i am heading out saturday if weather permits, ill send you a PM

xenxes 06-20-2012 01:52 PM

Let me know what you guys find, always thought about doing this but it was just easier to buy wood for my nano tanks.

plamski 06-22-2012 04:24 PM

I'll be happy to see what you will find too. My I have some hints where exactly the place is?
I've never been in that area.

fplata 06-22-2012 04:50 PM

Here are some images of what i have found, the knee comes from my hunting camp in north florida the rest come from US1 :)

fplata 06-22-2012 04:53 PM

i should have mentioned i have not spent much time, there is lots of driftwood, however i am looking into the lagality of collecting it. since some of it still attached to the dead tree

JohnB 06-24-2012 01:02 AM

the planted aquarium store has driftwood at 19.99 a pound. I found a piece there today I really liked and it would have cost 85 bucks... i got deep pockets but not that deep :)

fplata 06-26-2012 04:50 PM

i am thinking about ordering a whole bunch from overseas and just selling it a bit above my cost to cover my time and to be able to write it off, i gave up on collecting wood in miami, where i found nice wood, its iligal to collect. Stay tuned

xenxes 06-28-2012 05:15 PM

There's no state law regarding collection of driftwood, if there's any regulation it's city ordinances or park rules. Where did they prohibit driftwood collecting?

fplata 06-28-2012 05:32 PM

it happens to be a protected habitat because of the North American Crocodille. the other area i have happens to be in the everglades national park. Both protected!

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