Fake Or Real Driftwood?

BettaFishKeeper4302

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So i want either fake or real driftwood for my 29 as part of the scape. But i have heard real driftwood rots or something? I mean i would love to get real driftwood as it would bring a more natural theme to the tank which is kind of what i am going for. Either works but i prefer real driftwood. Let me know what you all think.
 

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BettaFishKeeper4302 said:
So i want either fake or real driftwood for my 29 as part of the scape. But i have heard real driftwood rots or something? I mean i would love to get real driftwood as it would bring a more natural theme to the tank which is kind of what i am going for. Either works but i prefer real driftwood. Let me know what you all think.
Real driftwood takes a long time to rot completely.

IF you have a good piece of wood, it can take 10 years to rot.
 

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Driftwood takes a very long time to break down. It also releases beneficial tannins, provides a surface area for biofilm and infusoria to grow, and in my opinion looks better.
 

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Real is always best! I've had some pieces for years and they still look new!
New drift wood grows this ugly fuzzy looking algae on it though, just just be prepared for that! And orange water from the tannins haha. Which can look good or awful, depending on the look you are going for!
 

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Hard woods take a long time to decompose, meaning you may change the tank scape and get rid of the driftwood before it goes bad on you.
Mopani, oak, birch are good hardwoods, softer hard woods include manzanita, malasian, and spiderwood. Softer driftwoods include cholla and willow.
 
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