Malaysian Driftwood is a classic hardscape material choice in the planted tank hobby. Well recognized for its rich coloration and lovely character, Malaysian Driftwood is a staple and is commonly chosen for bold nature aquarium style aquascape layouts. Its forest-like bark looks extremely natural and provides a realistic environment for tropical aquarium fish or shrimp species. Malaysian Driftwood pairs well with almost any aquatic plant choice and its dark coloration provide a lovely contrast allowing aquatic plants to pop in a planted aquarium tank. Naturally, on the larger side, we recommend Malaysian Driftwood for larger sized aquarium tanks. This specific type of aquarium driftwood is also quite prone to leaching tannins. Tannins within the water column produce the classic "tea" colored water commonly seen in black water setups and biotopes. This type of environment is thought to be favored by many species of tropical aquarium fish but can be an acquired taste for the modern fishkeeper. Tannic acid is not harmful to livestock but it will lower pH levels slightly. Alternatively, consistent water changes can be done and the effect of tannins will subside on its own naturally with time.
Like all aquarium driftwood, Malaysian Driftwood is very buoyant and we highly encourage allowing it to soak thoroughly or boiling the pieces to ensure they are fully waterlogged before designing and filling a planted aquarium tank.
TIP: Tannins leeched from wood will provide a natural tint to water, but will gradually dissipate based on the frequency of water changes
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday through Thursday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS 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.
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