Sorry if this ain't the right place to post this moderator as I couldn't find a driftwood blog. I was wondering if you would go against drift wood found at the backyard or river? Mine is a very soft wood and is doing great in my tank. Ammonia and ph is looking real great. I didn't have to do a lot to bring my ph to the level that I want. Just this old drift wood that is kinda soggy. Wouldn't trade it for a $50 drift wood.