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Old 05-02-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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I went to a fish store that was going out of business today. I needed drift wood and slate (angel fish is pregnant and I want to be able to move the eggs into an empty tank a long with the parents). The fish store wanted 1.99lb for the slate the slate ended up being 3 1/2lbs I thought this was a little pricy. Also they wanted $30 dollars for medium/small drift wood. How much did you spend on drift wood?
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My Lfs sells driftwood at a fairly reasonable price, a slightly obscure piece no larger than a brick for $6, I did buy a rather large twisty, manzanita style piece for $21 once... The rocks are pricey though, Texas holey rock is 3-4$ a pound...
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We get out rocks at a rock yard or hardware/garden store, (they sell slate tile) it's usually MUCH cheaper. Driftwood we pick up along the river/stream/tree that's been dead a long time. Also remember, there is no guarantee your Angels are going to lay eggs where you want them too
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Depending on the size of the DW, both of the lfs I frequent sell them for around $25 for something that might fit into a 5g tank, to $150+ for the large pieces that would need a 40"+ long tank. All weighted with slate.

Texas holey rock is $3-4/lb? Holy crap! I could make a killing. That stuff is everywhere around Lake Travis (I live in Austin, TX). I had several large pieces in my old sw tanks. Never saw purple growth like I did on those pieces.
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We get out rocks at a rock yard or hardware/garden store, (they sell slate tile) it's usually MUCH cheaper. Driftwood we pick up along the river/stream/tree that's been dead a long time. Also remember, there is no guarantee your Angels are going to lay eggs where you want them too

I'm hoping they will lay them on the slate. I have a 30 gallon cycling right now that I want to move the angels to once the eggs are laid or as soon as the tank is cycled. I live on the river but all the drift wood I see seems to be rotten or soft.
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They had a medium piece of drift wood at the store about a foot long, and 5in high for $24 on slate. 30% off. The wood was just straight no twist or curves. Should I of boughten it. At first I thought it was a lot but after hearing they can be up to 150 it doesn't seem to bad?
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That sounds like a piece that should be around $20-25 at regular price.
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The holey rock seems pricey. At the sane time $3/lb for petrified wood seems legit.. I do like the way it looks undahhwatahh! I guess those pieces attached to state do get pricey...
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ebay is also a place lots of people get driftwood, you might check there for better prices.
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I would I be better off buying from a LPS, a large chain pet store, or should I search the beach and river for a perfect piece ( probably take forever).
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