View Full Version : DIY Driftwood

02-25-2008, 04:36 AM
I can't find any pieces of driftwood big enough for what I want so I'm going to look for myself. What wood is NOT suitable for driftwood? I'm in Australia and I'm guessing that Eucalyptus would be out. What else should be avoided?

02-25-2008, 04:40 AM
someone else said to avoid cyprus... not sure if that is in Australia though

02-25-2008, 05:48 AM
there was an earlier mention of pine wood being bad as ity releases toxins.

02-25-2008, 05:48 AM
try to find mopani drift wood, its one of the best

02-25-2008, 01:44 PM
I used oak because it is everywhere around here.

02-25-2008, 02:06 PM
Cyprus is perfectly fine for aquarium drift wood. You want to stay away from freshly fallen or cut varieties of wood that release pitch.

02-25-2008, 02:58 PM
try to find mopani drift wood, its one of the best
mopani is one of the best to use,:19:

03-22-2008, 08:18 PM
how can you tell what kinda wood is what. i was thinking of just heading to the beach so some river to check out for some wood.