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Old 12-12-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Is this driftwood?

Hey guys, I was wondering where this piece of wood is found online to purchase?

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the dark reddish brick wood thats in this tank, I was wondering if this is safe for cichlids and if this is the type of wood that has tannins? Thanks

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It has tannins and when you put it in the tank, the water will turn brown for a while! I reccomend soaking the driftwood for a few weeks or boiling for a few hours before adding to the tank.


I'm not sure where you can buy it online but if you have a fish store that specializes in fish, they usually carry driftwood if all sorts.

EDIT: Try http://www.thedriftwoodstore.com
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