A solid and thicker style of wood. Unusual branching and suited to large aquariums. Excellent at reducing pH and softening water. It can be identified by its distinctive solid structure, bi-tone colours and nobule like growths that protrude from its lengths. Mopani is a stronger wood and an excellent supportive base for more intricate plants or driftwoods. It is also very popular in the aquarium hobby and can be found in most LFS.
Aqua Culture X-Large Wood Aquarium Ornament, "Assorted Item May Vary"
pH always increasing 2/27/09 Hello- Myquestion is in regard to the water parameters of my planted freshwatertropical tank. The 20 gallon tank has been set up for two or threeyears. I used two large bags "eco-complete" black aquariumgravel, which I got because it seemed like the best choice for plants.I also have driftwood and two rocks that did not fizz when I putvinegar on them (I think quartz). It is moderately to heavily plantedwith many species of plants. When I initially filled it I usedconditioned tap water, which has a pH of 7.6 to 7.8. I continued to dowater changes using tap water until about 8 months ago, when I decidedthat I wanted to gradually lower the pH to about 6.5. I began doingmonthly 25% water changes with RO water, (and topping off evaporationwith too), but I mixed the water change water with an electrolyte andtrace element product called "electro-right". The pH of thisprepared water was about 6.4. I added the clean water gradually, (overseveral days), so I wouldn't shock the livestock. I did this for afew months, and each time the pH would initially drop but then riseback to 7.6-7.8 after a couple days. I collected some dead red oakleaves from my yard and put in six. A few weeks ago I bought a peatgranule product which I have added to my filter. The pH is still7.5-7.8! How do I naturally lower it and keep it low?
Manzanita Burlworks - Aquarium Wood
The wood becomes waterlogged after many weeks and so will sink in the aquarium. Large pieces with interesting shapes are quite collectible and are often added to aquariums to give them character.
Choosing the Best Aquarium Driftwood - Aquarium Info