Flower District - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Local Pet Stores, Clubs, and Conventions > New York

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-03-2013, 01:30 AM   #16
Wannabe Guru
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,456

How do I know if wood is treated with chemicals or other stuff?
AirstoND is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-03-2013, 04:01 AM   #17
Planted Tank Obsessed
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: brooklyn, ny
Posts: 333

there is actually a place on 48th street 8th avenue that has a lot of driftwood and what i think are petrified wood...I'll take a pic of them next time.

Originally Posted by MSG View Post
That doesn't surprise me the least bit about the driftwood collector, but remember this is a FLOWER industry. A lot of these items are intended for use for display purposes ONLY, often times landscaping.

That's the biggest risk you have to take if you're buying materials from the FD to add to your aquarium in an attempt to save money. As with anything, examine the item you want to purchase CAREFULLY to make sure it wasn't treated with any toxic chemicals/preservatives.

Someone else in the NY section mentioned they paid $3/lb for petrified wood @ a local fish shop, not sure which one it was though.. If you figure out which shop, mention it here & check to see if they have more pieces in the back. Also if you can take some pictures of the stack, I'd appreciate it.

Next time you see the driftwood guy, take a picture. That's what I'll do if I see him.
kurosuto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2013, 08:19 PM   #18
Algae Grower
Trag672's Avatar
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Coram, NY
Posts: 93

Pet warehouse by me sells petrified wood for i think 3.50 a lb... they had a few pieces last i looked... (near port jeff on 347) Suffolk LI
Trag672 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #19
Algae Grower
Trag672's Avatar
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Coram, NY
Posts: 93

Here is some pic of it

Bunch of rocks and stuff

Trag672 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 03:54 AM   #20
Planted Member
Cokers's Avatar
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York City
Posts: 295

I think Pacific over in NYC has petrified wood for $3 a pound, though they didn't have any large pieces, only medium and small.
No self respecting aquarist worth his salt is without a bucket -Anon

5.5 Gallon College Tank
Cokers is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012