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Where is the best place to buy drift wood to use submerged in a planted aquarium?

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Where is the best place to buy drift wood to use submerged in a planted aquarium?

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If you have access to a river, lake , or ocean, some nice pieces can be found there for the cost of gas money. Just wash it good, scrub it with a wire brush or sand it down and should work nice. Im currently using madrona wood from the beach
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What the other reply said. Make sure to boil it very well before you put it in your tank though.

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Where is the best place to buy drift wood to use submerged in a planted aquarium?

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Wood from the outside is always an option. If you are not into that level of DIY then SR Aquaristik sells wood including mixed bits and WYSIWYG options:

https://sraquaristik.com/collections...-rock-and-wood

Then there is e bay of course.

I recently had very good luck with bloomsandbranches.com for manzinita wood at great prices. Hopefully this is helpful.


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I have had success with Manzanita-Driftwood.com - Stunning Aquarium Driftwood, Stones, & Fish and ebay, though the piece that I got from ebay took a full year of soaking to sink.
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Depending on where you live, LFS are sometimes a good option, depending on your priorities:

Pros: Some find it easier to envision it in your tank when you actually can hold & play around with it. Some stores have "practice" boxes with sand that you can mock up your hardscape while you shop. Color and texture via online images viewed on your device can vary widely. WYS may differ from WIS ;-)
LFS tend to carry only woods that are known to work well in aquariums. If you are concerned with if the wood will affect PH, you may find comfort from their knowledge.

Con: price, price, price.

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Depending on where you live, LFS are sometimes a good option, depending on your priorities:

Pros: Some find it easier to envision it in your tank when you actually can hold & play around with it. Some stores have "practice" boxes with sand that you can mock up your hardscape while you shop. Color and texture via online images viewed on your device can vary widely. WYS may differ from WIS ;-)
LFS tend to carry only woods that are known to work well in aquariums. If you are concerned with if the wood will affect PH, you may find comfort from their knowledge.

Con: price, price, price.

I'm in complete agreement w/ you. I live in a place where there are no LFS for buying hardscape materials. I like to look at pieces to get an idea before purchasing. That said, I end up buying a lot more than I need in hopes of getting pieces I really like. Depending on the tank size, I would order boxes of several pieces. Then I would come up with a combination of pieces I liked and epoxy them together.



I would start local, if at all possible and then go from there. Tom Barr used to have awesome manzanita for good prices. His nano boxes were great. That said, he supplies Houston Manzanita, which is another online option for you.


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If you're looking for smaller pieces, the forum's For Sale section has some WYSIWYG Spider Wood pieces

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