So, I grew impatient last night with no one chiming in with opinions on the type of wood and decided to go for it. I had soaked it the night before in a large container so they were completely covered, no problem sinking and very little tannins the next day. Doesn't appear that the water in my tank has darken at all either (although I wouldn't mind if it did a little).
From what I have read about grapewood (if it is by chance not mopani) is there is the possibility that it would deteriorate faster. Any other issues with it I am unaware of?
And what of this "white fluffy stuff" Strider199? Is this referring to a possible fungus grow on newly placed driftwood I have read about? I would actually dig that if it doesn't throw anything else off. Is it possible to make this happen? :p
I'm undecided on a BN. I am considering bottom dwellers to be a couple bamboo shrimp, a few glass shrimp, and a small school of panda or pygmy corys. Are BN beneficial in a tank with a good amount of driftwood?
Tank 1: 1.5 gal planted male crowntail betta tank
Tank 2: 26 gal bow front- planted with sand and drift wood- currently cycling