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Old 07-27-2003, 05:03 AM   #16
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cool. could i see some pics and like measurements? thnx again.
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Old 07-27-2003, 05:40 AM   #17
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aah, cyberspace ate my post. I just looked and photo'd. I only have 2 of the pieces. I forgot I used one in my little tank when I redid it.

I've been having trouble with attaching files. I'm going to try imbedding the pic. If it doesn't show, PM me with your email addy and I'll send it directly to you.
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Old 07-27-2003, 05:44 AM   #18
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yay, it worked! Okay the piece on the left is almost completely bleached out. It will not release tannin into your water. It was in my tank for a LONG time. The piece on the right has never been in water since it was harvested. They were both labeled "african driftwood," so I have no idea of the particular type, but you don't have to weight them. They will sink even when dry.

The reverse side of the left piece is slightly knottier. The reverse of the right piece is very smooth.

I do recommend you simmer any wood you get though. Even the "cured" piece could harbor little nasties you don't want in the tank. A good simmering will make it safe.
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Old 07-27-2003, 06:30 AM   #19
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cool. 8) im not sure if they will fit in my tank tho. im planning on adding quite a few plants. what do you think? these are my tank measurements

16" width, 9" depth, 10" height + about 3 inches gravel. so actually about 7 inches water level.
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Old 07-27-2003, 06:37 AM   #20
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do you think the piece on the left will stand if it is turned left 90 degrees in relation to that picture?
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Old 07-27-2003, 11:34 PM   #21
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No, it wouldn't stand unless you buried a substantial part of it in the gravel. You could mount it on a piece of slate though, and bury the slate. It would take a fair amount of room, but if you're into the driftwood look, you don't really want a little tiny piece.
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Old 07-29-2003, 06:50 PM   #22
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Evan, if you are in Dallas, there is a store called Boutique Pets on Garland Road by White Rock Lake. They carry driftwood. That is where I have gotten all of mine. Their number is 214 321-1219.
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damn. i just called them. they are 17 miles from my house. that is going to be a long drive. i hope they have some good pieces. i have to convince my parents to take me, and my mom is on a business trip. damn damn damn. :evil:
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hey wasserpest, is monterey really a good area to get driftwood??? i been to a river here that drains to the bay.....but the wood is not nice like asian driftwood
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I actually went and bought two big pieces for my larger tanks. I took a hammer and chisel and broke off pieces for my nano tanks. (I figured sawing would be unnatural looking).

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hey wasserpest, is monterey really a good area to get driftwood??? i been to a river here that drains to the bay.....but the wood is not nice like asian driftwood
There are some nice streams South of Monterey, like in the Los Padres Mountains, Arroyo Seco area, around Big Sur... You can find amazing driftwood around Yosemite (Merced River).

The other day I went hiking in the mountains, and after about 4 miles I found this awsome piece of wood. Waterlogged, it weights about 40 lbs (my estimate). With lots of swearing and sweating I carried it back home. As heavy as it is, it doesn't sink completely. It's swimming in my pond right now. Either it sinks by itself one day, or I schlepp it back to the river, and tie it to something and let the water run over it another half year, or it becomes a "dry ornament" in my backyard. Choices, choices...
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omg that thing's a beast!
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anyone with experience from Aquariumdriftwood.com ??
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aquariumdriftwood.com?? fuuuuggggetttaaaboutit!! go to wasserpest.com!!! ehehe just kidding....sorry, no i haven't
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well...I might have to make a weekend trip up the canyon plenty of streams up there.
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