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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-03-2019, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Opinion about mixing sand blasted vs non sand blasted manzanita driftwood

I am not able to source non-sand blasted manzanita driftwood locally to match my older manzanita.
So need some opinion on mixing those 2 types of driftwood.

The non-sand blasted manzanita are much darker underwater. I would like to fill in my scape with more manzanita, so here it is:
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Sand blasted manzanita will get very dark brown under water in a couple of weeks.
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As mentioned by @OVT. The sandblasted stuff will get dark eventually as wiil pretty much any type of wood underwater over time.

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Would agree with the other thoughts on it getting dark again. The difference in the two is that the sand blasting will remove a thin layer of "weathered" wood but that usually doesn't last too long before the thin outer shell is weathered again by the water. All wood has a "natural" color and it is often different when wet from when dry.
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