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Best Site to Buy Driftwood

I'm setting up a new 55 gallon. I'm looking for unique driftwood. What site is preferred by users? I'm looking for spider wood driftwood or something similar. Thanks for the help guys!
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The e bay is pretty decent. Mostly because normally the sellers take pictures of the actual wood you are ordering. A lot of other sites that do that seem more expensive.
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People on these forums often offer driftwood with photos and dimensions (usually a ruler). I personally got mine from Plantbrain here and could not have been happier.

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Manzanita-driftwood , Manzanita Burlworks, Amazon, Ebay,

The first two have the nicest selection I have ever seen. Its funny how nobody ever mentions them, almost like its some big secret

Also check out Blooms and Branches for cheap bulk.
As for mopani and Malaysian I'd look at LFS,Petco,amazon etc.

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Dont forget grapewood, i love that stuff :-)

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Dont forget grapewood, i love that stuff :-)
huh... I was informed not to use that type...how is it working or u? pic?
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+1 to manzanita burlworks, I got a ton of wood from him in a big package of like just misc pieces and created my own by gluing it to slate.

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huh... I was informed not to use that type...how is it working or u? pic?
No idea why, the stuff works well. In any of the tanks in the pictures i put in my tank album the only wood in my tanks is grapewood. Most of those pieces have been submerged since the late 90's, and still rock solid.

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Tom Barr at barrreport.com he sells nice driftwood.
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I routinely order my driftwood from here. He has stumps and also sells packages for different sized aquariums. The assorted packages make for some really nice aquascapes when you use them with his stumps.

Also the guy is really cool. Small time operation and he does all the work himself. The wood is sandblasted of bark and comes shipped clean.

But will all manzanita Ive worked with, once the tannins leech out, there is this white "mold" or spore of some kind that engulfs your wood. It will go away on its own, wont hurt your aquarium and if you have any type of freshwater shrimp they will eat this stuff likes its going out of style. Typically the smaller branches leech out quick while the stumps can take up to 8 weeks to leech completely. One of these days I will get around to photographing my tanks and post them here :-)
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Don't forget about going outside and finding some
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YES!! You guys are the best. I'm looking into all of them as we speak. Thanks for all the help!!

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