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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2014, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Where to find driftwood?

I've had good luck finding driftwood in some southern Colorado locations, but does anyone know of a good place to hunt closer to home? I'm in the ABQ/SF area but could drive a bit. Thanks!

ETA: posted specifically in the "New Mexico" thread looking for input from locals who are aware that we live in a desert with limited water and not a ton of trees everywhere. Cheers!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2014, 04:54 PM
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probably outside of your meaning, as you seem interested in hunting it, but decently priced driftwood can be found on etsy as well, fwiw
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probably outside of your meaning, as you seem interested in hunting it, but decently priced driftwood can be found on etsy as well, fwiw
Sure, and I may end up going that route, but it's also lots of fun to go out exploring and find some for yourself!
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Definitely hit up your local reservoirs, take a look specifically around any very rocky areas close to the water. Usually with water fluctuations, the driftwood will be brought up to the rocks and then when the water level recedes again it will be stuck there by the terrain. I found a few pieces like this around the Yellowstone area.
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Definitely hit up your local reservoirs, take a look specifically around any very rocky areas close to the water. Usually with water fluctuations, the driftwood will be brought up to the rocks and then when the water level recedes again it will be stuck there by the terrain. I found a few pieces like this around the Yellowstone area.
OK I'll hit up all the local reservoirs...in New Mexico. Shouldn't take long
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Hi I have some mopani driftwood for aquarium. I had it in an aquarium and I dont use it anymore, if you are interested Ican send you pics and price
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I use cholla skeleton in mine. A lot of work to prep but works good and lowers ph.
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The online driftwood is rather small and a variety of sizes can be found at some of state's local tributaries such as the Santa Rosa Lake Park which flows along the Pecos and picks up a variety of nicely shaped and varied sized chunks of driftwood. Also try the Ft. Sumner lake inlet of the Pecos (Alamogordo Draw) I found hundreds of pieces worthy of a tank aficionado's habit.
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I have a couple of large mopani/pacific DW pcs in the SF bay area if you might be interested.



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I'd repeat the cholla recommendation, or other dry weathered desert wood. Your really looking for any well weathered wood. Something that's already spent a long time in water will change your tank the least, but something that has spent a long time in the sun is pretty close.
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Not to rain on the parade but worth noting the post is getting some age on it?
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