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looking for some nice hardwood driftwood?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tanks' started by kmellon, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. kmellon

    kmellon Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hi everyone. Some of you know that I was working on setting up a 125g tank to be a freshwater planted tank. Well, I'm almost complete and have been looking for some nice driftwood but keep running into soft wood which isn't the best thing to use especially for a discus tank. Anyone have any old used driftwood hanging around or know of where I can find some? I would love to find some malyasian if possible.

  2. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Have you considered manzanita at all? If that's an option, I have a couple sources I could provide. Granted, I haven't purchased any in a couple years but those contacts are likely still very active in the hobby.
  3. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  4. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Looks like grape vine wood. I wonder if there is a risk from pesticides that could have been used on it?
  5. opakapaka

    opakapaka Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    South Broadway Tropicals has really big pieces for decent prices.
  6. kmellon

    kmellon Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Haven't heard of it before, but it looks pretty interesting. Please send me some contact information.
  7. kmellon

    kmellon Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks. Deninately looking for something that has either done well in an aquarium or is a known material.
  8. kmellon

    kmellon Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    thanks. I'll have to check them out. Do they indicate what type of wood they have or do they just call it driftwood?
  9. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    The contacts I have are through other fish forums. You may have to join to view this link (if you're not already a member here), but here is who I got my last shipment from:


    He will let you cherry pick pieces by the photos posted. Typically...if the photo is still up there the piece is still available. Shipping is pretty reasonable considering the size of the box needed for some pieces. His pieces have some pretty unique colors and streaking through the wood since he collects from areas that forest fires have recently ripped through. :)

    The other option is Tom Barr. He has his own forum, and here's a link to his ongoing sale thread:


    Haven't purchased from his since most of his pieces are geared toward larger tanks...but he has a really nice selection :)
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