- Nano Fish
You will be receiving three (3) pieces of Malaysian Driftwood that will be between 6 to 10 inches in length. All pieces of wood will be unique in shape with 1 to 2 cut edges.
When asked, “What is the most essential part to a successful shrimp tank?” we will always respond with three key factors: leaf matter, java moss, and a piece of driftwood. As far as driftwood goes, Malaysian driftwood is our number one choice. We have many reasons for why we use Malaysian driftwood so we will cover those briefly.
The first reason why Malaysian driftwood is great for the aquarium is because it sinks. Unlike other woods, Malaysian driftwood is so dense that it will instantly sink. This means no waiting for it to water log, no anchoring it and most importantly no hassle. The second reason we use Malaysian driftwood, or any driftwood for that matter, is because it creates surface area. What we mean is this, shrimp need places to hide, graze and sit on. By adding driftwood to an aquarium, one can more than double the surface area in a tank. The best thing about Malaysian driftwood is it is dark thus when all that algae we normally hate grows on it, we don’t know and can’t see it. Thus we won’t clean the algae off the driftwood so in return we are providing a natural and nearly unnoticeable food source for the shrimp. The final main benefit we see from using Malaysian driftwood is the tannins. These tannins leach from the driftwood into the water column carrying a multitude of antifungal and antibacterial properties. Although most people prefer clear aquarium water, here at Flip Aquatics we find that the slight discoloration adds character to the tank and allows the shrimp to feel more comfortable.
They sunk fairly quickly after dipping them in water for no more than 10 minutes. I have glued them together with aquarium safe glue and they look amazing!
Finally found the tank this wood was meant for, took the scape to a new level! Love flip and everything they offer.
All three pieces were such a nice size and have been such a great addition to my tanks.
The driftwood was a perfect size.
The products arrived in great condition. Each peace looked like a masterpiece on its own and combined to form a jaw dropping scape for my 8 gallon. Will definitely buy again for my next scape!