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addition to tank? 1 year 5 months ago #401

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If you rinse/clean the sand thorougly before adding it to your tank it should not cloud the tank once it has settled. I just run my hands through it every week during my water change.
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addition to tank? 1 year 5 months ago #402

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yeah thats what i meant lol..but im trying to find a nice peice of driftwood.i might buy the one off big als.does anybody have any expierience with there driftwood?
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addition to tank? 1 year 5 months ago #403

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Sorry can't help you there. I got all of my driftwood from my local ma and pa pet shop. That way I could look at it and hold it to see if it was what I wanted. Expensive though... 50 bucks for a chunk of wood... Lol.
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addition to tank? 1 year 5 months ago #405

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i was maybe thinking of going to the local lake and seeing if theres any peices that washed up onto the shore.but that is expensive for driftwood.the pet store around here driftwood is 59.99
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addition to tank? 1 year 5 months ago #406

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Make sure your driftwood is a hardwood. Softwood will break down a lot faster and turn a nice tank into a crappy tank. Your pet stores will have hardwood. When your checking the shore line just make sure its hardwood.
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addition to tank? 1 year 5 months ago #414

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i was maybe thinking trying ebay for a peice because all the fish stores around have really ugly pieces of wood.or ill try just diffrent places online.so is there a sealer on the wood?or hows it stay fresh
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addition to tank? 1 year 5 months ago #419

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No sealer. Most hardwoods are just dense enough to remain intact underwater. I'm sure over a long long period of time they can break down too (they are organic after all) but not fast enough or in an amount that will effect your water quality.
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addition to tank? 1 year 5 months ago #421

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Thers not a sealer that i know of. Hardwood just rots a ton slower than soft
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If you did find a soft you like you just have to make sure you keep up with water changes and take out before it got really bad. I also think most soft wood floats. Not sure on that
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i found a couple that interest me but they really dont have a opening in the middle that i like for my firemouth to make his home?and there very expensive
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