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OT - Hunting for New Wood

Posted By: MrLeadFoot <leadfoot@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2003, at 7:37 p.m.

Looking for new wood for my new tank. Specifically, I'm looking for some Welaby Wood. Trouble is, most I've found recently is more like broken pieces of stump wood, while I'm looking for more log-type wood. I prefer to lay longer pices on the bottom like fallen trees, rather than just dump a dense "clump" of wood. I've already got some in my three other tanks, but for some reason, finding this wood has been hard lately. For those who don't know, Welaby wood is from South Africa, and is usually a smooth light tan color on one side, and a dark, dark brown swirl on the underside. This wood leaches like you wouldn't believe, and without boling you'd have a literally black tank within a week, so I'm wondering if this has resulted in a drop in demand by aquarists.

In any case, p