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[APD] Re: Online driftwood sellers

My!  Just the mere mention of driftwood seems to spark quite a bit of talk!
Aquariumdriftwood.com seemed to me at first to be one of the better choices,
but alas they only ship within the USA (I'm in Canada).  Wilma, on the other
hand, is being quite helpful with the whole issue, and I do like to support
someone who is genuinely helpful...not to mention the good cause she

Thanks to everyone for your help!

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Online driftwood sellers  (Kurt Wiedenhoeft)
   2. RE: Online driftwood sellers--free shipping at AD! (Gomer)
   3. Where to get Driftwood (Thomas Barr)
   4. Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 9, Issue 36
      (AuntieFran at comcast_net)
   5. Dragon's tail fern? (James Foley)


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 12:32:24 -0400
From: "Kurt Wiedenhoeft" <kurt at saskia_com>
Subject: [APD] Re: Online driftwood sellers
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

I ordered some large pieces of driftwood from www.aquariumdriftwood.com,
and was very happy with them. I also ordered some smaller pieces that I
ended up not using because they didn't really work in my tank. But two
super extra large pieces (or something like that) for something like $50
each were just the thing for my 265. They arrived a bit mangled by UPS,
mostly because the pieces were so large and it wasn't really packaged
that well, but after I screwed the broken piece together (with a
stainless screw) everything was fine again. Yes, shipping was not cheap,
but I'd rather not have to deal with boiling/soaking.

While we're plugging vendors, I wanted to mention that I bought a large
number of plants from www.aquariumplant.com, and was also very pleased.
Good, large, plants and good service. I bought a "giant mother"
Echinodorus rubin that is the showpiece of my tank. I was almost stunned
at how big it was.

On the other hand, I ordered some plants and flag fish from
www.floridadriftwood.com and was not pleased with the service or the
merchandise. The fish were packed in a very small bag, and one had died
on the way (one day). The $20 "mother" sword plant was not much larger
than a $5 sword from aquariumplant.com, and what's far worse, it was
infested with a lot of snails and black beard algae. I had to bleach
soak it, and the plant has never really recovered. Also, I ordered 10
Echinodorus tenellus for $10 that arrived, literally, in something like
a 1.5" square, flat, plastic bag. Each plant had maybe two half inch
leaves. What a joke! Also, I have to mention that it took about three
weeks to get everything, despite being in the same area code and being
told twice it would ship in a day or two. I realize every place has
problems sometimes, and this could well have been a combination of bad
circumstances for the vendor.



Message: 2
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 09:56:44 -0700
From: "Gomer" <iegomer at hotmail_com>
Subject: RE: [APD] Online driftwood sellers--free shipping at AD!
To: "'aquatic plants digest'" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

For those who didn't notice, Aquariumdriftwood.com is having a special for
memorial day:D

FREE UPS ground shipping on driftwood orders and $5 shipping UPS 2day for

I had to take advantage of that deal!  Will know in about a week how the
wood is



Message: 3
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 15:46:31 -0400
From: "Thomas Barr" <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
Subject: [APD] Where to get Driftwood
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com

Forget buying driftwood on line, come to the plant fest and get all you
take home.
Folks could not take enough wood that we had last year.
We also will be going to a place that has about an acre or so of wood and a
ton or so of petrified wood.
Rodman Res. has more wood than your boat could ever handle and I have
premission to remove it also long as no saws are involved.
Free for the taking.

Tom Barr


Message: 4
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 19:59:06 +0000
From: AuntieFran at comcast_net
Subject: [APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 9, Issue 36
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com

I'd like second Giancarlo's recommendation of Wilma Duncan!  She's great to
work with - will email pictures of specific pieces, the prices are right,
and profits go to a very worthwhile cause (as mentioned on her website).

Growing old is inevitable;
growing up is optional.

> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 11:51:18 -0400
> From: "Giancarlo Podio" <gp at isaconsulting_com>
> Subject: [APD] Re: Online driftwood sellers
> To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Wilma sells some nice driftwood too, just send her an email and she'll
> you pictures of what she has, or look at what's pictured on her website.
> ships it dry, not waterlogged which makes it far more economic than heavy
> waterlogged pieces. Making it sink obviously requires a little more time
> I was happy with what I got and I paid far less for it than I had
> http://www.jayscustomcomputers.com/wilma/
> Hope that helps


Message: 5
Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 19:43:01 -0400
From: James Foley <foleyjames at shaw_ca>
Subject: [APD] Dragon's tail fern?
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com

My supplier just got this new plant in, so I ordered a couple just to see
what they were.
I was expecting a terrestrial fern of some sort, but what I recieved was a
small moss of some sort. It looks very similar to java moss, but is an
incredibly light green, and very thick.
I hope to get a picture up for tomorrow.
Has anyone heard of a similar plant or know anything about them?



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