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Looking for driftwood/Plants

I'm in Somerset County. Does anyone know any LFS that have good selections of driftwood? Looking to change some things in my tank and want a couple nice focal pieces.

On a semi-related note, does anyone near me have Limnophila Aromatica they can part with? Looking for a few stems.

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Hidden reef in Levittown has best selection of driftwood around in my opinion.

If in doubt, add more plants!

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Hidden reef in Levittown has best selection of driftwood around in my opinion.
I've never been, but if it's a good selection I'll make the drive. What kinds do they have and it's usually a good amount?
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About three of four aisles of driftwood on the tops of the rack system and the bottom, each aisle about 8 ft long....a lot, manzanita, grape, spider, mopani, oak, roots. 6 ft pieces to 10". I spend too long there when I do go.
As usual when a store gets really big the livestock the care suffers. While I feel they are better then some in terms of how they treat their fish, it could be better, but it could be much worse.

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Awesome. I'm definitely going to check it out for the wood then before I buy from eBay. I really prefer hands on for wood. Too tough to picture photos of wood in your tank online.
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Went there today. Picked up two Rams who will spend a lengthy time in qt. they still have a lot of wood like I remember but their fish care is in sad shape. As tempting as it looks from afar do yourself a favor and just avoid the fish area. The sheer number of dead and or diseased fish left to rot in tanks really is just sad.

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Went there today. Picked up two Rams who will spend a lengthy time in qt. they still have a lot of wood like I remember but their fish care is in sad shape. As tempting as it looks from afar do yourself a favor and just avoid the fish area. The sheer number of dead and or diseased fish left to rot in tanks really is just sad.

This guy has the best rams hands down.

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his name is Yunite
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This guy has the best rams hands down.

germanbluerams.com

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Thanks. I have seen them listed but I already have two gbrs, I am wanting to add a few ebrs and golden blue Rams which he doesn't have

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Went there today. Picked up two Rams who will spend a lengthy time in qt. they still have a lot of wood like I remember but their fish care is in sad shape. As tempting as it looks from afar do yourself a favor and just avoid the fish area. The sheer number of dead and or diseased fish left to rot in tanks really is just sad.
Thanks for updating! I'm going to take a ride there sunday I think. I may or may not buy wood. I ended up buying a 8 piece bulk order of wood from substratesource.com. Really liked the way it looked. Below is the shot of how they arranged it. I'm sure I'll do something similar.

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Just goes to show a bunch of smaller ordinary pieces can make something extraordinary.
I have a hard time paying for driftwood. With the Delaware so close and so many lakes around surrounded with oak trees a quick trip usually ends with cool discoveries.
Wait until heavy rainstorms, or during a drought and walk the shore of the Delaware and you will find anything you could ever want.

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If you're looking for driftwood, check out this webpage or visit the store i work at, Ironbound Pet Shop, in Newark NJ. The webpage is just to display our pieces of Malaysian Driftwood. We are getting smaller pieces this Thursday and we ship the same day if you order before 2, or the day after purchase. Shipping is between 5 and 25 dollars depending on the size and don't forget that the wood in the picture is what you will get!

www.malaysiandriftwood.weebly.com
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