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  1. Hello KoKos! I absolutely LOVE the look of driftwood! I am trying to fill out my aquascaping, currently have one piece and would like more. I was wondering if anyone knew any links with a large list of appropriate driftwoods, and what to stay away from. Or a site with tips and tricks for driftwood care/use/selection. Things I know; Goldfish shouldn't have pokey driftwood or driftwood with holes for stagant water, air or goldies getting trapped in. Graceful animals to look at but not always in practice. Driftwoods, depending on type and piece can take 2 weeks, 2 months, 1 year or will never soak enough to submerge Each piece should be boiled to remove bacteria, help submerge faster, and remove tannins (tannis? the dye stuff) Some woods like bogwoods are denser than water and sink without all the huffing puffing and extra work (and for goldfish i've seen these preferred, Lis had some beautiful pieces she posted to instagram that made me google it lol). My questions are; Some woods like Mopan i've been told turn your water red no matter how much work you do to remove the tannins, are used for tropical fish like rams, and alter your water parameters. What other woods are similar and should be avoided? What are their effects? Are some woods better for growing mosses on, like christmas, java, willow etc? What are some driftwood dangers to watch for besides what i've mentioned? I do keep Ranchu exclusively and don't have worries about large celestial eyes etc. What are some woods known to sink faster/submerge quickly? Whatever I have now took 2 weeks (plus the square slate screwed to the bottom that it came with) in order to be waterlogged enough to be held down by sand. I liked that timeframe but was looking for a wood darker than that with more character. What natural woods are okay to salvage? I live in eastern Ontario, Canada and have a MASSIVE river by me with large smooth stones, beaches, mosses and DRIFTWOOD! Rocks I have taken, boiled and bleach dipped some rocks but haven't been brave enough for driftwood since I know so little. What are some good driftwood sterilization procedures? Ive used boiling, but not a bleach dip since the wood was so porous I worried i'd have to submerge it in pure prime to remove the bleach, if even possible. Vinegar maybe? Here is my driftwood: Sorry I was being longwinded, thank you for looking. Excited to learn! -Amy
  2. I got a big bunch of java fern and decided to super glue it to a little piece of driftwood I have. Made a quick video on how to super glue java fern (or anubias etc.) to driftwood or rocks I look terrified in that screen shot
  3. Hey guys! I'm going to start setting up my 55gal soon and I've decided I want a big piece of driftwood in there. So far I've been looking at pieces online but I worry that they may end up being too rough for my goldies. So, have any of you guys bought driftwood on line? How could you tell it'd be smooth enough not to rip your fishes fins? Did you go with fake? Would love some help finding a nice piece. Thanks!
  4. it has been a while since i've posted but this is how my tank looks these days. not the clearest, or straightest photo but you get the idea! my 4 goldies going well (& getting bigger) & have 3 apple snails to help with the algae. did a big clean of the main driftwood & anubias a couple of weeks ago & got all the algae off it. there's a couple of banana lillies in there which would look really nice if the lilypads didnt keep getting eaten! also removed what was left of a large amount of wisteria that was picked clean down to the stem. at least the java fern has been off the menu...
  5. Got some anubias anna from petsmart today and attached it with rubber bands to a piece of driftwood. i hope it survives.
  6. I'm going on about three weeks with boiling my driftwood. After I got it, I boiled it for a couple of days and swore it was finished. It went into the 10 gallon that was housing our pleco, and when I moved everything into the big tank I gave it another boil, just to clean it. Then I discovered lots of yellow water Ever since, it's been in a pot, boiling for 3-6 hours each day and sitting in hot water that I change as often as I can. I feel really bad for the pleco! He seems happy enough in there and does have a hiding spot when he isn't exploring, but I think he'd be happier with brief visits from his driftwood. Would it be okay to put it into the main tank twice a week, for an hour or two before water changes?
  7. So I FINALLY have two pieces of driftwood to attach an anubias (or a few) to. My question is what is the process for attaching anubias to driftwood. And which anubias are the strongest/hardiest? I've never had plants in my tank except for some free-floating anacharis. I know I could google this. But I'll rather get the info from people who have "done it and tried it".
  8. I just got a 60gal that is long (instead of squarish) and I want one big "rock" or "driftwood" thing for the middle. But all the pet stores sell is that painted resin stuff that always chips for me. What does everyone else use that's safe and cost-effective?
  9. i eventually want to add anubias to my tank (attached to driftwood). I was wondering where you get your driftwood from? I went to a fish store yesterday and they only had rock (small and expensive)
  10. Hello hello, everybody! So recently I have been looking into a second plant type to put into my tank. Reading plant guides always leads me time and time again to Anacharis. It's so perfect and I love everything about it... except the way it looks! I think it looks rather plain planted by itself or just floating, which is why I've always been hesitant to buy any. Has anybody had success with tying down anacharis to driftwood? Is this even feasible? My idea is tie the bottoms of the anacharis onto the tips of this fake driftwood: http://www.drsfoster...fm?pcatid=18456 Then, the rest of the anacharis would float around like "branches" and the overall picture would look like a lovely willow tree! What do you guys think?
  11. Hello everyone! So I just purchased a new 45 gallon for my goldies along with a beautiful piece of grapevine driftwood as decor. As I was reading through some older posts, I noticed that some people were saying that driftwood can sometimes be unsafe for the goldfish and can affect their water negatively. Should I finish soaking my driftwood and just add to the tank and keep on eye on it, or should I ditch it all together? I would love to hear any opinions on the matter. Thank you!
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