Bonsai Tree Driftwood Medium

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IMPORTANT: Please choose the desired style carefully! Photos are a representation of the style and does not depict the exact tree you will receive. For more information, please send our team an email. All stones and driftwood are natural items (unless otherwise noted) and variations in shape, size, color and natural markings and/or characteristics may or may not be present.

Due to the high volume of hardscape orders received, we cannot send photos of current inventory available or accommodate detailed customization. All hardscape sales are FINAL and are not eligible for return or exchange unless you have received the incorrect item(s).

Soak your Bonsai Tree before using to ensure it is waterlogged and to release tannins!
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Bonsai Tree Driftwood for planted aquariums is constructed from various natural aquarium-safe driftwoods. Skilled artisans create each tree by hand, in a wide range of styles and sizes. Bonsai Tree Driftwood is extremely versatile, easy to work with and is a great hardscape choice for an instant aquascape layout.
Ultum Nature Systems Aquarium Bonsai Tree Driftwood Aquascaping WoodAlmost all driftwood is buoyant! Before using Bonsai Tree Driftwood, we recommend soaking the wood for as long as possible prior to adding it into an aquarium. Alternatively, attach it to a dense aquarium hardscape rock temporarily until the wood sinks on its own.

All aquarium driftwood will discolor water. This is normal, harmless and is caused by tannins. Tannins are what give aquarium water a brown or tea colored tint. This can be commonly seen in black water aquariums or biotope aquarium setups. Some hobbyists prefer this look and there are also benefits to having tannins in your water. Some benefits include softer water while also providing an environment that more closely mimics most tropical species environments found in the wild. The color will lighten and dissipate over time with routine water changes and maintenance. If you do not prefer this look, you can remove tannins from your aquarium with this product!

Recommended Aquatic Plants:
  • Anubias
  • Bucephalandra
  • Microsorum Pteropus (Java Fern)
  • Aquatic Moss

  • Standard Style
    This bonsai driftwood tree is called standard for good reason! It features a simple design that mimics general bonsai trees. This type of bonsai driftwood tree works well for a centered aquascape layout. Sporting multiple branches to adorn aquatic plant species such as Anubias and Bucephalandra, the standard style bonsai driftwood tree is a classic choice for aquascapers of all skill levels.

    Double Trunk Style
    Double trunk style bonsai driftwood trees feature a double trunk. We recommend this style for those are looking to achieve a more complicated look within a planted aquarium tank. The second trunk is placed at a lower level allowing for additional depth and intricate styling with aquatic plants of choice. This style of aquarium bonsai driftwood tree would work best for a centered aquascape layout or part of a triangular style aquascape layout. Aquatic plants such as Anubias, Bucephalandra, Java Ferns and more would work well with this style of bonsai driftwood tree. 

    Curve Trunk Style
    Curve trunk style works perfectly for triangular style aquascape layouts. Featuring a slight sway, this bonsai driftwood tree is already angled for added length effects. The lower branch extends further, giving additional character. Alongside the general aquatic plants, we'd recommend adding stones to the base to finish the look!

    Short and Stout Style
    Short and stout style is straightforward. This type of bonsai driftwood tree stands upright and features a wider spread of a branchy top. The short and stout style would work well for a centered aquascape layout. We'd recommend pairing it with aquatic moss species.

    Platform Style
    Similar to the standard style aquarium bonsai driftwood tree, the platform style features little pads in place of the normal branchy wood. This is done to create a pedestal for attaching aquatic plants such as Anubias, Bucephalandra and aquatic moss species. Aquatic moss species would work exceptionally well due to their growth patterns. With optimal care, aquatic moss can overgrow and eventually hang off the pads giving a matured appearance to the aquarium tank.  We recommend species such as Willow Moss or Weeping Moss to complete the look. 

    Shipping, Returns and Refunds
    Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

    Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

    Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

    Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

    To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.

    No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.

    Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.
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