Anyone know where I can buy big pieces of driftwood?

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  1. Elite

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    All the store I went to have only small pieces.. Is there any store that sell big pieces? Something like 20" long or longer..

    Something like these
    http://www.bigdriftwood.com/gallery2/album/slides/16.html
     
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    Concord aquarium, and All About Fish in Pleasant Hill have large pieces of drift wood.
     
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    Thanks man.. suck that I don't go there often :(
     
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    Phong Chris at aquatic central has some huge pieces.
     
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    If you are going out to Chris' check out hung ming on mission as well.. I've gotten some massive pieces from Roger also... This piece in my 180 came from Chris...

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    Thanks guys...
    How much for something like that Doug?
     
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    I don't remember Phong but I want to say it was in the $50-60 range....
     
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    Cool.. Next time I go to SF, maybe I just stop by there. Thanks guys!
     
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    Ultimate Aquarium in San Mateo usually has some large pieces as well. The rock guy (Doug?) usually has some pieces in his truck, if you can find out when he's delivering somewhere you can hand pick (of course you have to buy through the LFS), he supplies many of the stores in the Bay Area with driftwood, bowl rock, carib-sea etc. (anything heavy :D)
     
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    Not sure what exactly your plan is, but for another look, you have manzanita. It has gotten really popular in the planted tank community.
     
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    [quote author=Gomer link=topic=4472.msg54407#msg54407 date=1220551645]
    Not sure what exactly your plan is, but for another look, you have manzanita. It has gotten really popular in the planted tank community.
    [/quote]I wonder if you could use madrone?
     
  12. Elite

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    For frog or gecko tank :) ..
     
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    YOu are better off calling ahead as well.. They dont' always have huge pieces like that... Just call and talk to Chris at AC and tell him your a friend of Ians' :) Or tlel him Doug sent you and you'd like to inquire about a couple pices of large drift wood.. Call Roger as well.. He normally has at least a couple of pieces.. The huge pieces are normally sold by the piece and not the pound..
     
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    Yeah I will call/go there if I can't find anything local.. I hate getting lost in SF :-[ .. Thanks Doug..
     
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    Just have Ian pick it up and meet you :) I know you'd do it for him if he wanted you to say pick up a tank in San Jose and bring it to SF :)
     
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    LOL... I'm picky... not that I don't trust Ian's eyes.. If it's big but not something I'm looking for, I won't get it... I'm looking for something white and " branchy" and big ;D. I know it won't be easy..
    I'm looking for something like this...
    http://www.bigdriftwood.com/gallery2/album/slides/18.html
     
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    man your about 4 months late, I had some amaning pieces I got from Albany Aquairum which I sold for a song
     
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    Is it a good song?? If so you scored ;D ..
     
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    Hahhaah the really fancy branchy stuff goes to Japan :) Is it going to have to be submerged? Or is it going more in a vivarium t ype setting with a little water and mostliy dry areas? manzanita can be had for lizard and frog perches.. If you want to see some really nice branchy stuff go and look at aquaforestaquariumm.. Some of their extra fancy stuff is upwards of 15 a pound.. I think the blackwood is more like 29 a pound :)
     
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    Doug that stuff is crazy expensive. If you do want branchy go with manzanita. Put together several pieces. If you don't want to actually go out and look for it manzanita.com is a good option.
     

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