As aquatic hobbyists, we're constantly on the lookout for unique materials which help us express our visions, execute on our designs for cool displays. One of the most important materials we can use is wood. We're thrilled to bring you this high-quality, incredibly attractive Louisiana driftwood from the Mississippi River!
This is the kind of "real deal" driftwood that we all love! It comes in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and textures. We're offering a few different "looks" to start, so that we can get an idea of what you like, and tailor our future selection to meet your needs. This stuff is really fantastic for a wide variety of aquatic applications, including vivariums, riparums, and aquariums.
Now, this stuff is ridiculously buoyant (it isn't called "driftwood" for nothin'!), and is best suited, when used in its "natural form" for vivariums. You could scarcely ask for nicer wood for this application! The textured surface creates great attachment points for moss and roots, allowing them to stay wet while still being exposed to air. We find this type of wood to resist decay yet remain absorbent to encourage the growth of moss and epiphytes.
However, for us aquarium types- our supplier mounts some of them on little slate tiles to help keep 'em submerged for aquarium use. The tile is very unobtrusive, and will not be noticeable if you bury it beneath your substrate. You can also soak it for an extended period of time (like a number of weeks) to saturate it a bit more, or even boil it for a while if you have a large enough pot. However, in the end, if you're going to use it in an aquarium, you'll likely either want to select the pieces already attached to slate, or utilize some other technique to weigh down the wood and keep it from floating (like securing it to rocks, etc. with fishing line or zip ties).
Like any aquatic wood, this stuff may leach some tannins into the aquatic environment for some period of time, offering a little bit of "tint" which can be easily removed with activated carbon or other filtration media if you don't like the look.
All in all, this is a fabulous wood for all sorts of creative aquatic projects!
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NOTE: You will be purchasing the actual piece of wood shown in the photo. This is a WYSIWYG specimen.
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