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Cinbos 12-10-2012 11:30 PM

Driftwood from petsmart?
 
I saw some drift there for fairly cheap and i was wondering if it is safe?

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Oxl 12-10-2012 11:51 PM

That looks like it's for lizard tanks and will float in water. Amazon has nice mopani for cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Africa...eywords=mopani

Crob5965 12-10-2012 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cinbos (Post 2105865)
I saw some drift there for fairly cheap and i was wondering if it is safe?


well I pick stuff out of Rivers so I'm sure it's safer than that but like the other guy said it might float, pick it up if it feels heavy and is hard you should be good

Cinbos 12-11-2012 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oxl (Post 2105892)
That looks like it's for lizard tanks and will float in water. Amazon has nice mopani for cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Africa...eywords=mopani

That's the same stuff on the left of the photos, same stuff and same price, more than likely cheaper at the store due to no shipping costs

Crob5965 12-11-2012 12:07 AM

I would go for it
I prefer to go pick it up rather than but it but if that's not an option or not what your looking for then driftwood for under $15 is a good price

secuono 12-11-2012 12:08 AM

I've used that wood, it's safe. It will grow light gray goop/film for awhile, but that is also safe for the fish. You can keep cleaning it off or just leave it for a month or more and then clean it off.

Cinbos 12-11-2012 02:33 AM

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.

Rob in Puyallup 12-11-2012 02:44 AM

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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m00se 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.

Cheers

http://www.petsuppliesplus.com/custs...cate_store.cmd

Cinbos 12-11-2012 04:23 AM

How dod you know that? Besides looking online...

m00se 12-11-2012 04:46 AM

Uhh... going to their website store locator? They're all identically laid out.

also:

http://i.imgur.com/qXgvK.png

Cinbos 12-11-2012 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00se (Post 2106235)
Uhh... going to their website store locator? They're all identically laid out.

also:

http://i.imgur.com/qXgvK.png

Haha gotchya. Thought you were from around here.

m00se 12-11-2012 05:24 AM

Naw...although I did do a 5 year bid in Charlotte in the 90s...

Cinbos 12-13-2012 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00se (Post 2106269)
Naw...although I did do a 5 year bid in Charlotte in the 90s...

Interesting 😏

RickRS 12-13-2012 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by m00se (Post 2106102)
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.

I suggest Purigen, from SeaChem. I think it works 100 times better at taking out tannins.


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