Neka wood is very similar in looks to Pacific driftwood with dark and light coloration. It is a dense wood that should sink within 3-4 days. Boiling the wood is always recommend and will help it to sink quicker.
You will be receiving one (1) piece of Neka Driftwood that will be approximately 6 to 12 inches in length. All pieces of wood will be unique in shape with no more than 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 yet there are plenty of other great options such as Neka wood.
The reason we use driftwood 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 Neka driftwood specifically is it is dark thus when all that algae we normally hate grows on it, we don’t know and can’t see it. Therefore, 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 driftwood is the tannins it releases. The tannin leaches from the driftwood into the water column carrying a multitude of anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Even though most people prefer clear aquarium water, here at Flip Aquatics we find that the slight discoloration caused from tannin adds character to the tank and allows the shrimp to feel more comfortable.
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Will work really good with shrimp.
I had never heard of this wood before. I decided to try it out in a desert-y aquascape I'm putting together. Flip sent me a round, semi-hollow chunk (about 6" diameter) with lots of cool gnarls and personality. It looks amazing on pool filter sand with accent gravel, elephant stone and other wood. I can confirm it's dense and sinks fast. Great piece with lots of weird nooks and crannies for shrimp grazing and epiphyte attachment.