Finding the exact species is for all intents and purposes, impossible. I mean.. you can do it.. but you need 1) an expert, 2) a microscope, and 3) a cross section cutting. Chances are you will have none of those.I need to buy more for a forest aquascape View attachment 1050348
You will see similar wood sold as 'ghost wood' online if that helps.I guess I'm just looking for anything with similar texture. It's very different from the manzanita or ribbon wood or Malaysian driftwood I usually get
Yes, it looks like ghostwood which is just fancier manzanita. I haven't found tree stumps when I looked for them, but I've seen people glue wood together to create one including the roots. I really wanted to do what you are attempting, but couldn't find any wood locally and attempting to do this by online order gets expensive quickly. For my "bog" inspired forest scape I ended up using mostly straight pieces as "trees" and doing a thick carpet of dwarf sag, crypts and buce.I'm looking to do a forest style aquascape. Any recommendations on where to source tree stumps that have branched "roots" kind of like in the picture above would be great. I did check Etsy and cannot find quite what I have in mind.
Which wood? Ghostwood, Manzanita? No, your good with that, its not going to fall apart.The other thing I'm worried about is that this wood seems particularly light. Seems like it would fall apart after a couple of months in water