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What type of driftwood is this??

Picked these up this past weekend down in SD @ Pet Kingdom..I thought it was Malaysian DW but the guy said it was African Root Wood...











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I like them a lot...they look like stumps.

I don't know what they are though.
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Break a piece or cut a bit into the bottom part with a saw. If it's pine you will smell it. My DW has been under water for ~100 years and when I cut it I could still smell the pine sap. However, you can still use it. I have pine DW with fresh cuts in both my tanks and have never had a problem. I do run Purigen though.


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does it sink right away?
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Doesn't even look like wood, looks like clay or something..


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It's definitely wood...Haven't soaked them yet... Probably gonna do that this week...

@chlorophile how's the dsm setup coming along? I hope to use one of these pieces in my 10g and I plan to give the dsm setup a go.


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It's definitely wood...Haven't soaked them yet... Probably gonna do that this week...

@chlorophile how's the dsm setup coming along? I hope to use one of these pieces in my 10g and I plan to give the dsm setup a go.
Really good actually, I'm gonna take pictures tomorrow and post them!
I think that driftwood would look great with some Mini Pellia on it, and you can grow it in a dry start if you keep it moist enough.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...ountain-5.html

That tank has some similar driftwood with mini pellia on it - looks great I think.


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