So I just figured I'd post a little something for people who are looking for ideas on where to get there rocks and driftwood and whatnot for their aquascaping. If you are lucky enough to live close to a waterfront, or near farming area, chances are you'll be able to come across piles of rocks and wood from where the farmer cleared land to plant more crops. I found a pile right near a main stretch of road not 10 minutes down the road from where I live. All I do is wash the rocks under hot water and scrub with a wire brush to remove any loose debris, and put them in. I've never has any issues with changes in ph or anything. I do the same with the pieces of wood I find. I scrubbed with a wire brush under hot water, I've also used I wire wheel on a grinder, makes the job go by faster. Then I just soak it in a kiddy pool under a brick until it stays submerged on its own. When it does, I rinse it in hot water and gave a quick scrub just before going in and that was it. Took about 4 weeks because it was a big piece to water log but it hasn't leached any tannins. All in all, don't waste your money, find your own rocks and driftwood, and clean them yourself. Pet stores charge an arm and a leg for this stuff. If it's driftwood, just make sure it's a hard wood, and is really dried out. If the bark is either missing, or flakes off really easily, chances are it's probably pretty dried up and good to go. He's a pic of the pile I found near my place.