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Looking For manzantia wood

sorry if i spelt it wrong. Im looking for manzantia wood hopefully some that are in Canada so shipping doesen't kill me anyone know of a place ? I found a few adds on ebay but wanted to know does it have to be sandblasted ? and once in the tank it will have to soak will it grow fungus ?


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I got mine out of Cali....get it sandblasted, and soak it for a long long time. I soaked for 2 months, changing water daily....scrub and wash with very hot water at the end and then put it in your tank. It leeches tannins at first, and it takes a long time to sink, so be patient. It is beautiful, so it is worth the wait.
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Did you try emailing Manzanitaburlworks.com. He ships at cost... Good company. Doesn't grow up north, obviously.





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Manzanita Burlworks - The Source for Quality Handcrafted Manzanita Products
only ships to the 48 continental US states,
according to their web sight...

Petsmart is up in Canada and
sells Manzanita bird perchs you
could adapt for fish tank use.


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i have used manzanita for a few years, and would not sandblast it. the bark is what actually protects the wood from rapid break down, and seems to keep clado away better than parts that are completely exposed. also, the texture and color of the bark is what many people find so appealing about the appearance of manzanita.

also, ive never seen a need to soak it prior to putting it into a tank, but i never would use it if it was sandblasted to begin with.


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I still have several pieces left. The bird perchs; depends on what it is. raw, treated, with bark, without, sandblasted or not, or even cut and processed to look like a regular perch. Most people want Manzanita branches, that either have multiple branches or are twisted and contorted. Depends also on what size you want. Anything over 20" would probably cost a lot to ship into canada.

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Manzanita Burlworks - The Source for Quality Handcrafted Manzanita Products
only ships to the 48 continental US states,
according to their web sight...

Petsmart is up in Canada and
sells Manzanita bird perchs you
could adapt for fish tank use.
Actually it says they ship UPS in the lower 48 states. No where does it say they won't ship to Canada. I'm not sure they do, but can't hurt asking.





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i have used manzanita for a few years, and would not sandblast it. the bark is what actually protects the wood from rapid break down, and seems to keep clado away better than parts that are completely exposed. also, the texture and color of the bark is what many people find so appealing about the appearance of manzanita.

also, ive never seen a need to soak it prior to putting it into a tank, but i never would use it if it was sandblasted to begin with.
Most everyone who is buying from Manzanita burlworks is getting sandblasted pieces. I haven't had any problem with a big root burl which was sandblasted, and there is no clado on it. But I wish I could say it never gets BBA... I do recommend soaking for at least 2-4 weeks.





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I still have several pieces left. The bird perchs; depends on what it is. raw, treated, with bark, without, sandblasted or not, or even cut and processed to look like a regular perch. Most people want Manzanita branches, that either have multiple branches or are twisted and contorted. Depends also on what size you want. Anything over 20" would probably cost a lot to ship into canada.

i no lnger have any of this available. see my web site for more details
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