driftwood, bogwood, etc...?
>From: "Christopher L. Weeks"
>c576653 at cclabs_missouri.edu Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996
>Subject: driftwood, bogwood, etc...?
>Is there a DIY alternative to buying wood for aquariums?
I know this is not an option available to everyone, but....... I
pulled out of the woods a nice piece of manzanita (a very hard wood
with twisty, dark branches), cleaned it with a stiff brush and tossed
into a mountain stream underneath a small waterfall. Fished it out
after about 3 months, scrubbed it with dilute bleach, rinsed and let
dry. Then into the tank. It needed to be weighted down for a week or
so. Has been in my tank for the last 2 years, with fish and loads of
dense plants. Looks real nice, and provides cozy homes for the
catfish I never see :-)
I'd really like to find something like a small stump, with some fat
roots. Something like the way a mangrove looks. Haven't found
anything like that in the woods. This is what I imagine is "bog
wood": stumps of trees that have been partially inundated and
Bob_Hoesch at fws_gov
in Ashland, OR