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Standard driftwood is the most easily found almost anywhere and it’s the only driftwood that floats. Through erosion, branches of tree trunks form into driftwood and can be found in all sizes and shapes. When it comes to your aquarium, allowing driftwood to float on the surface of the water or sink to the bottom by soaking in the aquarium over a period of time or attaching a piece of slate to the driftwood with a stainless steel screw. After it sinks, you can cover the slate with gravel, rocks, or aquatic plants.
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Driftwood or rocks with live plants growing on them have become an important item for most of the large aquatic plant nurseries, both in Florida and especially in the Far East. The cost may seem a little high, but when you consider that your customer is getting both a piece of driftwood and a live plant, the price seems to be more in line. The best thing about these ornaments is that they are very easy for the average hobbyist to keep growing — with the exception of Riccia, the other plants have very low light requirements. All of the aforementioned plants also do not do well planted into the gravel of an aquarium. Especially with Anubias and Java ferns, these plants will die if their roots (they are actually rhizomes, rather than roots) are planted in the gravel. In fact, I usually just stick Anubias or Java ferns into crevices in rocks or into the holes of driftwood and simply let them root however they want to. In one tank, I simply left them suspended above driftwood, and within a couple of months they were rooted and growing. I Want To Put Driftwood And Rocks In My Aquarium
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Driftwood adds character to an aquarium. Wood, rocks and stones form the basis of the aquarium hardscape. Choosing the correct wood type and shape is imperative to a healthy and beautiful aquarium. There are different types of aquarium driftwood that come in many colors and shapes. However, any piece of wood cannot be used for aquarium driftwood. Aquarium driftwood needs to be cured & submersible, else it may leak tannins and discolor the water. Below we cover the best types of aquarium driftwood and ways to ensure what you add to the tank will not pollute or contaminate the aquarium water.

Here is a list of recommended wood types that can be used as aquarium driftwood.Ornamental hardscape is the biggest part of an aquascape. The aquatic plants provide the natural living structure while the solid heart of the scape is provided by carefully placed wood and rocks. The goal of aquascaping is to mimic nature within the aquarium. Driftwood and river rocks are carefully placed in locations in which they compliment the plants and draw the viewers eye to the correct locations.During this planning stage factor in the addition of interesting rocks and driftwood which can give your aquarium a very natural tone. Consistent use of one type of rock or driftwood in the tank yields the most aesthetically pleasing results. Plan with foresight and structure your hardscape to suit an aquarium with a few months of growth.Firmly push the wood into the gravel and secure with stones and rocks around its base. If the branches are too long they can either be left (open top tank) or sawn off (usually above the surface to keep the illusion that the wood is branching out of the water. Enjoy the placement of your new aquarium driftwood!