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ZooMed African Mopani Jumbo Unique Driftwood

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ZooMed African Mopani Jumbo Unique Driftwood

These Jumbo African Mopani Driftwood reach up to pieces of 30 inches! With unique shapes and sizes these are ideal for aquariums 50 gallons and larger. All of our wood varieties will sink instantly. All natural wood will leech out tannins, similar to the teabag effect. As a display tank you most likely won’t want the tannin to be visible. After time they will be less obvious as the color changes and the wood will leech out. Boyd’s Chemi Pure Elite or API ChemiZorb will help to remove the tan/brown color from the water. The pouches can simply be put in your filter or hidden under rocks or wood. Products such as API Stress-Zyme Plus will help culture or “marinate” your wood. Having beneficial bacteria is very essential for a successful aquarium! Having some aquarium salt content will curb any fungus growth. Using Olive Nerite Snails will also help to eat the garbage that will want to grow on the wood. Rather than replacing your wood why not let the snails clean it for you?

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