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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Where to get driftwood?

Bigger pieces for a 48"x18"x20" 75 gallon tank.

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This place is the best! I go there all the time and Tom does a great job. Its best to go there yourself and pick stuff out. He has acres of driftwood in every size imaginable.
http://www.tomscypress.com/
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This shop has some good wood it is an ebay site
http://stores.ebay.com/RockArtSource...Q3amesstQQtZkm
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Here on this site has the best deal I've ever found anywhere- look for Manzanita wood in the for sale forum.



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Go to Petsmart and look in the reptile section, that's where I got mine. Just make sure there's a tag on it that says "Aquarium Safe" or something like that

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I have purchased wood from RockArtSource on eBay (Look up in the post by Dan in AUS for the link), and it is awesome. Just be careful and look at the dimensions first. Also, they sometimes cut down larger pieces so they may have some and just not post it. Email the guy and he will get back to you fast on whether he can accommodate your request. I asked him about larger pieces and he was very happy to do whatever he could to help. I just never bought any as I found more on Aquabid (see below). I would HIGHLY recommend the pre-soaked wood as it leaches very little tannins into the water.

Also, I would highly recommend the user "Jackster" on Aquabid.com He does not sell a lot, but I have got all 5 my larger pieces from him (most over 30"). Here is the only link he has up now: http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...ood&1203633296. Email him and ask though, he might have longer pieces. He is a great guy (no affiliation, he just sells a good product).

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Here on this site has the best deal I've ever found anywhere- look for Manzanita wood in the for sale forum.
I second this from experiences on this site. You can also find some in a local stream or dried lake bed, careful not to go to places with strong currents or deep spots!


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Aquatic ecosystems, but I ordered large and I had to cut the piece it was so large. One I didn't even try it was so large. The largest size is only $8 (malaysian driftwood).

http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/...tail/iid/11370

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Aquatic ecosystems, but I ordered large and I had to cut the piece it was so large. One I didn't even try it was so large. The largest size is only $8 (malaysian driftwood).

http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/...tail/iid/11370
Dang, that is good pricing for Malaysian Driftwood. What where the shipping charges, if you don't mind me asking?

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I ordered three of the large pieces and the shipping was $17; weight was 30 lbs!
One of the 'stumps' was too large to fit in my 75 gallon. (~30" x 24" x 20")

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When you guys refer to Driftwood, is this wood that will sink?
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When you guys refer to Driftwood, is this wood that will sink?
That is what I refer to when talking bout driftwood.

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yes, mine sank. I still soaked the wood for ~3-5 days in very hot shower water in a large tote (can't remember how impatient I was) to get some of the tannins out and allow it to sink better. Way too large to boil. Two sank right away and one required a little teasing. Malaysian is pretty dense wood (looks like teak). It took me forever to hand saw through one piece. I was ready to run for the chainsaw.

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Just placed an order with AES. Thanks for the link.
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I too just placed an order with AES...thanks for the link.

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