Originally Posted by Bags101
Tank looks great. Where did you get your roots from?
i got the roots in my lfs
here in germany. the roots are called "red moorwood" i searched hard the internet to know which tree they came from sadly no success. if you could find red moorwood in ebay/amazon/or you lfs
buy them - they have so much character - you can even tie moss on the roots to give your aquarium another dimension - but im contemplating on doing that because the aesthetic beauty and character of the roots will be covered.
if you buy red moorwood - be wary that some imports from china are actually rhododendron roots - which can be fatal to fishes as it excretes poision. so look for the real red moorwood. it seems suspcious though - but try manzanita if you couldnt find red moorwood in your area (though i only sa manzanita in pictures) - the physical characteristics are the same: branchy and rooty.
if you bought red moorwood and soaked in your aquarium - it isnt like the normal driftwood that would sink - it would float in the aquarium for weeks and excrete a slimey white coating - but thats harmless and plecos love to eat it. you can use rocks to anchor the driftwood glued by aquarium silicon.
crap - that was long! lol