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06-27-2006, 08:42 AM
am i really just being a baby about the price of driftwood at aquarium stores? is it just me or does 20 bucks for a little branch seem like a lot of money? i know i could find a piece and soak it for a while but that seems like a lot of work--

well lets just say i happen to buy some, does this stuff last? or eventually rot?

06-27-2006, 08:51 AM
Your right driftwood prices can get crazy. It will def last a long while. It of course does breakdown slowly. But no to the pont of smelling or looking bad.

06-27-2006, 06:13 PM
I'm more upset about the price of driftwood and lacerock than the price of gas. :rofl2:

06-28-2006, 12:16 PM
thats sounds high check out http://www.drsfostersmith.com/

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07-06-2006, 11:36 PM
The key to buying driftwood is to pick the long twiggy type since they are lighter and can easily be formed to your hearts desire by using stainless steel screw to fasten them. Once you are done it will make any tank looks like a huge root from a giant tree.

I have a huge intertwined driftwood in my african 150gallon tank. (I prefer the ones called african root or malaysian driftwood), since they are heavy and tend not to float, but needs to be soak/dumping in bucket over several days or weeks).

07-07-2006, 01:00 PM
i got a deal on a really interesting piece of "twigy" malaysian driftwood. i wish i had money to buy more but this piece will do, im going to go down to the river this weekend and find driftwood i can add to it.
good idea with screwing it together.

do you have apic of your tank sicklid-holic?