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Boiling aquarium driftwood will speed up waterlogging and the release of tannins!
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Thorn Wood is a very unique aquascaping driftwood. It is the perfect aquarium hardscape for aquascapers who are looking to create a forest style planted aquarium. The “thornes”, when viewed underwater, can simulate straight horizontal branches which can provide a ton of depth in any planted aquarium aquascape. Thorne Wood is safe for aquarium, terrarium and paludarium use. When used in an aquarium, we recommend rinsing it off before use and weighing it down until waterlogged. Aquarium mosses can be attached to these pieces in order to provide a fully green underwater forest aquascape.
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, Thorn Driftwood is 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.
Measurements: Averages 18-25"
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 - 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.
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