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  1. M

    Is this wood safe to use as Driftwood?

    Hello, I found this piece of wood by the creek when I was walking my dogs. I already “debarked” it and baked it to get rid of the all the bad stuff, and make safe. Only thing I am really worried about is there is some purple tint on a few sections on it, and I don’t know what that is. Should I...
  2. Guyb93

    Collecting drift wood

    Going away on the weekend for a “lads weekend “ me being a dad and have a bed time of around 10pm my weekend is going to be somewhat of a pirate drinking rum on a beach but while there I’m going to collect some driftwood , any tips for gathering I’m assuming low tide os the best time but I’m not...
  3. foxgirl158

    New finds!

    Went to my first fish expo today! It was rather small, only around 12 vendors, but still very cool. I noticed they were mostly selling plecos and cichlids, which was interesting. There was one vendor selling livebearers, but nothing special. Some plants and driftwood, along with a few bettas...
  4. Aqua67

    Pics of my tanks

  5. ellamay

    Green/brown water from driftwood

    I’ve had this piece of driftwood (middle) in my tank for a few months and since it’s been in there it’s making the water look so green!!! I soaked the wood for two weeks changing the water every few days before it even went in and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Is this normal? When I...
  6. fishyfun&fans

    Ways to wash driftwood for going straight into the tank are there any?

    Or would I need to leave it the recommended 24-48 hours?
  7. Barry Tetra

    Are screws safe to use in aquarium?

    Hello! I bought 4 pieces of woods and want to attach it all together. And as the title says, I saw a lot of video on youtube where they attach driftwood with screws and wonder if they are fish safe or not, don’t they leech iron?
  8. KatNor21

    Fungal bloom from new driftwood took over tank

    I added a large piece of driftwood to my 10 gallon tank. It grew the usual white-clear fuzzy fungus film, but instead of just sticking to the wood, it seems to have taken over the entire tank. It's all over my plants and the substrate. A couple of my plants died because their stems rotted. This...
  9. E


    A few months back I had white little beads appear on my driftwood, I took it out and it now won’t stop growing around the tank, on ornaments and my live plants. Please can someone tell me what this is and how to get rid of it! Thanks!
  10. crupp29

    Unidentified Worm-Looking Creatures in Tank

    I wasn’t really sure where to post this, but I just found some white worm-looking creatures on the glass of my 10 gallon. I’m not sure whether or not I should be concerned, but I thought I would ask if anyone is able to identify them anyway. An image has been attached, it’s the best one I could...
  11. Barry Tetra

    Driftwood Identification

    Hi everyone! It’s me again, Barry! I bought this driftwood for about 8 months now and it’s seems to be broken off and I wanted a replacement, unfortunately I don’t know what type of wood this is and need identification. @Byron
  12. crupp29

    Unidentified Algae on Driftwood

    I found this growing in my tank... I think it’s algae, but I’m not completely sure. I just set up my tank a few days ago and I have driftwood, rock, substrate, and a couple of plants so far. I have only noticed it on the pieces of driftwood. I am planning on adding fish this weekend. I have had...
  13. Circus

    Exciting Trip to the Fish Store

    Spent a bit over an hour browsing the selection at my LFS, and chatting with some of the people that work there. Will post pics of what I got. Will also be reorganizing two of my tanks tonight.
  14. Falconwithaboxon

    Driftwood and Rocks

    Hello guys, I am starting to decorate my new tank. All I have currently is the sand. I'm am doing heavily planted with driftwood and rocks. I was wondering if I could use any wood for the driftwood, so long as I clean it right. I live next to a couple rivers and a large lake so I have a lot to...
  15. A

    Attaching Java moss to driftwood

    Hi all, I bought some Java Moss which I have attached to some driftwood from my tank with fishing line and added this back to my tank. My only concern is should I worry about my fish getting caught or doing any harm to themselves on the fishing line in the picture? I didn’t want to do this to...
  16. Barry Tetra

    Drift wood problem!

    So...what happen is, I ruled out the drift wood in my tank weeks ago and now I want to put it back to the tank but the insect and moldy shroom infested it, is there anyway to clean it?
  17. FishionistaB

    How long do you think it will take fore my driftwood to sink?

    I have a 7lb manzanita driftwood that I’m waiting to become waterlogged and sink. Anyone with a similar wood size and type that’s gone through this before? Any guesses on how long? Everything I’ve been reading online has been all over the place as far as how long it should take. It has been 1...
  18. Barry Tetra

    How to make driftwood sink?

    Its been almost 1 months my driftwood still idnt sink.
  19. Aynia

    Ph dropping significantly

    Hey all, We're beginning to run into a new problem. Over the past several weeks our ph has been slowly dropping, to where now it's about 6.8. A few weeks ago it was holding steady at about 7.6-7.8. I know that our fish prefer the lower ph so it isn't an issue at the moment, but we don't know...
  20. S

    Unexpected death of my tetras

    Yesterday one of my tetra died and today another died. I have a 10 gallon tank with live plants(amazon sword, java fern and a plant that resembles cryptocotyne a littlebit) and driftwood. There are 5 pond snail's in it as well. Two days before I got 5 cardinal tetras and 2 guppies for my...