Thread: Aquarium safe driftwood??
03-01-2013, 01:51 PM #1
Aquarium safe driftwood??
Long story short i will be spending next week in the north of Scotland at a marine centre Doing some volunteer work. I have been there before and nearby there is a beach that harbours loads of driftwood. It sits at an estuary and in every 24hours loads more appears.
I would be able to bring stuff back, however i dont really know what to look for, or even if it is aquarium safe.
All my aquarium wood has so far been shop bought.
Tips, hints, suggestions, advice?
My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
03-01-2013, 01:56 PM #2
The estuary's in this country are protected and we aren't allowed to take anything from them, so first, be certain you are allowed to take the driftwood. Look for hard wood, if you can get your fingernail in it, it isn't suitable for your aquarium.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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03-01-2013, 01:57 PM #3
Not experienced with collecting driftwood but if it was in saltwater I think you will be soaking it for a very very long time...
03-01-2013, 02:07 PM #4
Driftwood is free game over here mommy. There is actually a big driftwood art type thing here.
I would obviously soak any wood i collect, scrub it, and boil it. Anything else??My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
03-01-2013, 02:40 PM #5
Wow - having unlimited driftwood - how lucky can you get huh? LOL46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
03-01-2013, 04:52 PM #6
Why can you not take driftwood in america??My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .