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Bonsai trees are living and green. It takes much skill to raise and shape them. Thus, the price. If it was dead are you sure you weren’t looking at driftwood?
 

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I just saw your link. That one is driftwood. I still imagine it’s due to the cultivating and shaping of the wood. Is it worth it? I guess that depends on your need and budget. If I had a big tank with a specific theme that I was creating and that fit the bill then I would probably buy it. I wouldn’t spend the money on it if I was just looking for driftwood.
 
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That’s what I meant, sorry for the misunderstanding! ;)

I was looking at a dead one, as driftwood. :)
 

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Oh and if you are interested the stuff sold as spider wood is actually azalea root. Just be aware that it is a soft wood though but can be used for interesting creations.
 

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No, $30/each.
:eek: Glad I don't live there. Unless you want the stuff with a tag from one of the big brand names my LFS sells it by the kg. You just go in, choose some nice pieces and they weigh it. It was a while ago but I'm pretty sure on my last excursion I got 6 or 8 kgs for the equivalent of $30.
 

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:eek: Glad I don't live there. Unless you want the stuff with a tag from one of the big brand names my LFS sells it by the kg. You just go in, choose some nice pieces and they weigh it. It was a while ago but I'm pretty sure on my last excursion I got 6 or 8 kgs for the equivalent of $30.
We can get driftwood for less but the larger trees are more. These already have the granite drilled and screwed to the base too. I also get credit for the goldfish fry I bring in so some of it is free to me.
 
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At my LFS, they just have a huge shelf of driftwood, and then have them all priced. :dunno:
 
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