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Old 01-15-2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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Driftwood: What is it?

Anyone know where driftwood comes from? Obviously, it's meant to sink, which means it is something other than saturated wood one would find in a stream. Is it possible to treat wood parts or roots to make attractive aquarium pieces? It seems awful expensive to buy retail. Africaroot?

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Driftwood is just any old wood that is waterlogged (or not) & drifts around in a stream/ocean.

You can collect your own .... generally any hardwood species that had been seasoned for a couple of years will work. <Make sure you collect from unpolluted area! Pesticides & Herbicides & other pollutants can wreck havoc in your tank.> You would have to clean, disinfect & water log any collected pieces. Search "DIY Driftwood" & you should find quite a few threads on the subject.
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