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markbob
02-16-2008, 11:49 AM
The lake(s) near my in-laws house were built largely by cutting down trees and flooding the area. Due to drought sitiuation, the lake level is down by 10-12 feet. It hasn't been this low for over 10 years so I am managing to just wander around the lake bed and gather all sorts of aged drift wood. Most of its cypress but some of it is other stuff. Thats where I got the piece for my 45gallon that I am setting up (pics to come in a different post) and several other pieces one of which I am planning on having a custom tank built to suit because its so beautiful. It takes a bit of work and cleaning but WOW! I am managing pieces that would cost hundereds to buy.

Halelorf
02-16-2008, 01:07 PM
Good find! thumbs2:

gm72
02-16-2008, 01:14 PM
Nice find!

sailor
02-16-2008, 01:25 PM
Great find, cypress is a beautiful wood for an aquarium. Luck you to have a free source so close. Care to ship some in the mail lol.thumbs2:

Becikeja
02-16-2008, 01:31 PM
Free dritftwood, WOW. Send that up to Chicago and you can make some nice spending cash. It's amazing how much they charge for it up here. I used to live in Louisiana. Cypress drift wood was everywhere, so I never thought about the value. Don't let the opportunity pass you by

markbob
02-16-2008, 02:32 PM
I have thought about harvesting some and offering it to you guys for sale at what would be a tremendous savings if you were to buy it elsewhere but I need to make the time to go out and get some more. Of course, if I do offer some for sale buyer would have to pay shipping costs, this stuff can be heavy.

doug z
02-16-2008, 02:37 PM
Lucky stiff... :(

LOL

jbeining75
02-16-2008, 03:35 PM
Sweet I may have to take a trip to Georgia.....

sailor
02-16-2008, 03:37 PM
Pick some up for me bud lol

markbob
02-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Good news for ya J, my in-laws live in SC (moncks corner not to far from charleston) I just go up there to visit once or twice a month.

Incredulous_Ed
02-16-2008, 05:59 PM
That's it, Im moving. Mind if I stay with your family for a wile? lol

jbeining75
02-16-2008, 06:01 PM
SC is around an 6 and a half hour ride for me......... I need some driftwood for my 100 gallon in April.. That is tempting lol......

Algenco
02-16-2008, 06:03 PM
Same thing going on here,except that our lake was lowered 50' for repairs on the dam. I'm getting stumps that have been submerged for more than 50 years!
Nice getting all the great driftwood you could possibly want freethumbs2:

hpt84
02-18-2008, 04:17 PM
Taking advantage of the drought. I should go the lake in savannah and see if i can find something. However, I don't think the drought is really bad here.

markbob
02-18-2008, 05:17 PM
The lakes I am going to aren't that far from you, head up to Lake Moultry.

fishfanatic33
02-19-2008, 12:59 AM
I'm in Cali......to bad I dont have one of those instant transporter-thingys that zap you from place to place like they have in Star-Trek

hpt84
02-19-2008, 02:28 PM
The lakes I am going to aren't that far from you, head up to Lake Moultry.

I think it would be head down. They are some lake in savannah. I don't know if you ever been to Savannah, but there is a lake mayor. Thank though. I'm going to try a man-made pond(huge) in Daffin park near my house. It is swallow and last time I took a walk around there I saw some branches in the pond. And the tree around the pond are oak so i would know what I'm getting.

kkevvy
02-20-2008, 03:00 AM
Theres a small lake about a 5 minute drive then 10 minute walk from my house, which was created by flooding a small valley full of trees. There is driftwood EVERYWHERE. I can;t wait to go down when the snow melts and grab some.