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Where do you find cool driftwood?

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Have lots of pieces but they all look like some variation of a log.

I want something more thick bracnhy, rooty, archy kind of stuff, so where do I find this? Tanks sizes are in gallons of 9, 6, x2 5.5's and a 4.
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i get all mine at the lake near my house. I just walk the shore line and find the dry weathered pieces. I can literally collect more than i can carry.

the best time of year is fall/winter when the army corp drops the lake levels.
 

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+1 to Tom Barr

also can check out PC1 Thread or his homepage (don't think he keeps it updated compared to his sales thread)

I've tried to collect DW in the past for my aquascapes but mine seemed to still have living remnants to it.
Good call. Thanks for the tip. Most of it is too big for my tanks, but found the several perfect smaller piece (relatively) within minutes.
 

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I mostly just go out and poke around shorelines and such.

I've had pretty good luck using Google Maps (satellite view) to locate potential sites - If there is a large accumulation of driftwood, it will show up on the higher resolution images. And then there will be plenty more when you show up in person.

Most of what I see looks to be from dimensional lumber, pilings, and bamboo, but I see stuff from regular trees as well.

I think it's just a matter of getting out there and looking, and having luck and stumbling across a nice rootball or branch or something.
 
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