Is this real driftwood?

Blueberrybetta

I was wondering if anyone knew if the driftwood they sell at Petsmart is real and realease tannins. Not the obvious fake plastic driftwood, but the ones they sell right under the live plants (at my petsmart) on the metal shelves. I went last week and they sell for $13.99 and come in different sizes .

I've never used driftwood but I would like some for my 10gal . I know it floats then it sinks and it also realeases tannins.

Does anyone know if that's the real kind at Petsmart or where can I buy some?

Thanks
 

alx

Not sure about Petsmart driftwood, I'm still new.

I have found real driftwood on Amazon, eBay and also this very website - Assorted Fish And Plants Want To Sell - | Buy, Sell, Trade, Free 410425 . You can also forage wood yourself, if the body of water you are near allows it.

About the floating, I have driftwood that sunk right away, sinks after a couple days and I have some that have been in water for 3 weeks and still no sinking.
 

Salem

I personally have never seen real driftwood at petsmart but our selection in Canada is pretty minimal. I'm sure an employee would tell you if you asked.

I personally get my driftwood from big als. A lot of aquatic stores will have them but you can also check ones for reptiles.

Aquabid, amazon, and even ebay all usually have some too. Shipping can be a bit expensive sometimes if you get a larger piece or something dense like mopani.
 

juniperlea

The driftwood that I've bought from Petsmart, from the shelves where they keep plants have never released tannins. Actually, I don't think they even floated, but sunk right away. Other driftwood (like spider wood) does float for an eternity though.
 

MacZ

Isn't real wood obvious to identify?

Tanninwise there are some types of driftwood that leak minimal amounts like spiderwood.
 

Falena

I don't live in a country that has a petsmart, but if no two are the same its wood. What type is the question, rosewood is cheap, releases some tannins and sinks right away. Spiderwood as already mentioned, floats forever with next to no tannins, MopanI is quite pricey, sometimes floats, sometimes sinks right away and releases lots of tannins, there are tons of types of wood that all react differently in water. I'd just ask what type of wood it is as opposed to whether it's real, and then you'll know
 

ayeayeron

I know just what you’re talking about and I’m fairly sure it’s real. I’ve only seen small pieces about 5 inches long though.
 

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