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benefits of driftwood?

I heard driftwood can actually benefit a planted tank is it true or it simply adds the natural look to it...thank you

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Driftwood often over time lowers a tank's pH and hardness, which can be beneficial since many plants do best in acidic soft water.

Driftwood provides hardscape for architectural interest. It also can be arranged to disguise equipment such as heaters and filter intakes.

Driftwood provides hiding places for many fish, which make them feel more at ease and show better coloration. It is needed in the diet of some fish, especially armored catfish (plecos)

Driftwood serves as a place to tie mosses and ferns.





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Driftwood often over time lowers a tank's pH and hardness, which can be beneficial since many plants do best in acidic soft water.

Driftwood provides hardscape for architectural interest. It also can be arranged to disguise equipment such as heaters and filter intakes.

Driftwood provides hiding places for many fish, which make them feel more at ease and show better coloration. It is needed in the diet of some fish, especially armored catfish (plecos)

Driftwood serves as a place to tie mosses and ferns.
Couldn't have said it better myself!
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