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ZooMed African Mopani Medium Driftwood



ZooMed African Mopani Medium Driftwood

The African Mopani Driftwood range in chunks from 9-14 inches long. They are completely natural/harmless and many fish will even prefer the color of the water to seek refuge in. All natural wood will leach out tannins. The water will change after time and the tannins will be less obvious due to the wood leeching out. To remove the tan/brown color from the water, we recommend using Boyd’s Chemi Pure Elite or API ChemiZorb. You can simply place the products in your filter or hid them under rocks or wood. This will pull the color out of your tank and even give it a clear look! It’s very important to use a beneficial bacteria in your aquarium. This will help to culture or “marinate” your wood. Be sure that there is some salt content in the aquarium to help remove fungus growth on wood. Olive Nerite Snails will also help to eat off the garbage on the wood.

A beautiful, two-color African hardwood for aquariums or terrariums.
Mopani is a heavy 2-toned African hardwood which sinks in water

A beautiful two color African hardwood. Mopani is one of the hardest and most dense wood types available, and is suitable in just about any type of environment. A common choice for aquarium enthusiasts for the wood’s ability to sink in water, and hold up indefinitely. Suitable for enclosures ranging from aquatic to desert.

Smooth surface, textured detail, and unique mottled color adds interest and enrichment to habitats.
Use with plants to create the “naturalistic” look.
One of the hardest and densest woods available; sinks immediately in aquariums and unlike driftwood, will not rot!

All natural wood leaches tannins, which discolor water and reduce pH levels. To minimize this effect, soak wood in a separate container, and change water daily to remove excess tannins. The wood will be ready when the water color goes from dark brown to a very light.
Adding extra carbon to your aquarium filter can help remove any remaining discoloration.

Mopani Tank by David Raynham