Dramatic two-toned wood adds striking shapes and textures in aquariums
Decorative way to provide shelter for your freshwater tropical fish
Exotic African hardwood creates a dramatic two-toned look. Deep, chocolate brown and light, sandy yellow colors and striking shapes and textures are sure to be a focal point in any aquarium. Dense, natural driftwood is also an excellent way to anchor plants. Small 6" - 8", Medium 10" - 12", Large 16" - 18".
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Just as you would cure other natural structures (live rock, etc) before adding them to your aquarium, it is important to thoroughly soak driftwood prior to placement. This helps saturate the wood, loosen debris caught in the grain, and leach out tannic acids which would otherwise discolor your water. Tannic acid, while unsightly, won't harm your tank, but it will slightly lower your pH levels, a concern among some cichlid enthusiasts.
To avoid discoloring your water, soak your driftwood for as long as possible before placement. Total submersion for 1-2 weeks is recommended, since the tannic acids take that long to completely leach out of the dense wood. Boiling your driftwood in a large stock pot for 1-2 hours prior to soaking may help shorten the required cure time down to 48-72 hours. Only use dechlorinated or RO water, and scrub the wood with an algae brush to remove excess dirt.
Monitor your soaking driftwood throughout the week, watching as the water darkens, and refresh the soak water every other day or so, until you no longer notice any discoloration for several days in a row. The driftwood is then ready for placement.
If your water discolors even after your patient weeks of soaking, we recommend Purigen (item #434587) to help clarify your water again.
Using Driftwood to create "Black Water" Aquariums
Some aquarists use the tannic acids in driftwood to naturally lower the pH in their tanks, and/or to create the tea-colored "black water" thought to be the preference of Amazonian Tetras like neons, cardinals, rummynoses, and bleeding hearts. If this is your preference, then only a short soak and scrub is necessary before adding driftwood to your aquarium.
The easiest way to arrange your aquarium scape is after you have removed water during a water change. Rearrange your aquarium, adding the driftwood where you want it, before refilling the aquarium.
The most exciting transformation your aquarium goes through is from a tank filled with water to a water world filled with plants, decorations and fish. When you aquascape, you are literally creating an aquatic landscape in your aquarium.
Artificial plants and aquarium décor instantly beautify your aquarium environment and help create an underwater world of wonder. Many choose artificial plants and décor for a variety of reasons, but the most desirable benefit is their ease of care.
Artificial plants transform your underwater world from dull to extraordinary - almost instantly. They create a lush, natural-looking habitat with added color, dimension, movement, and cover; without the special conditions or care live plants require.
The variety and realism of artificial plants have improved considerably over the years and aquarists are no longer limited to just a few choices. Artificial plants are now available in fresh and saltwater species, plastic or fabric construction.
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