Petrified Wood

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  1. fish.com1

    fish.com1 Member

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    Hi guys,

    Has anyone ever used petrified wood? I am thinking of getting some off Aqua Essentials but don't know much about it. Like what colour is it when it is submerged? I anyoner had a picture of it submerged that would be great. And any other info like if it release tannins or not would be appreciatted.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Thomas McMillan

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    I remember Dan Crawford using it in a nice scape, I just had a quick look and can't find the post but it's there somewhere. If I remember it was called "--- Wilderness" or something along those lines.

    I don't think it leeches any tannins.
     
  3. fish.com1

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    Think i've found the post. Its called "Dan crawford's jurassic dawn". (hope you don't mind Dan).

    Looks really nice in Dan's scape I think I may be ordering some :D
     
  4. Tony Swinney

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    I'm just about to try some petrified wood in a little nano scape. I got about 6 pieces from AE a few weeks back.

    I'll be setting it up this week, so I'll get some pics posted fro you.

    Tony
     
  5. fish.com1

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    Thanks Tonser. Was 1 piece £5.98 off aqua essentials - 2.99 x 2? I don't know how much I need to get.
     
  6. Tony Swinney

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    Haha, it doesnt take much to persuade me to start playing with a new 'scape !!! :lol:

    I actually got 4 pieces (not 6), so this is 2 x 2kg from AE:

    petrified1.jpg

    The tank is 12" x 10" x 8" by the way.

    Tony
     
  7. George Farmer

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    One tip with this stuff is that you can quite easily smash it into smaller pieces...
     
  8. Anonymous

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    i found it to be quiet dirty still full of clay and need a soak and a good scrub with a nail brush and like George said i got some nice shapes after hitting it with a hammer
     
  9. fish.com1

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    Thanks for the tips George and muckagee. Tonser, is the stone quite flat like slate?
     

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