Uploaded on Jan 14, 2010
Tank Décor And Aquarium Driftwood
Decorating your fish tank is just as important as any other aspect of aquarium life. To find the right things to decorate your tank with, take into consideration the décor of your room as well as the types of fish you will be housing. A piece of aquarium driftwood will make you tank shine and add depth to the whole setting.
Aquarium driftwood is not for all tanks. Aquarium driftwood is mainly for freshwater tanks. Some types of freshwater fish even like to have a snack on aquarium driftwood once in awhile. Aquarium driftwood is not for saltwater tanks or for reptiles. If you try to use it in a reptile tank, it could harm your pet.
You can easily find aquarium driftwood at your local pet store. As long as they sell aquarium supplies, they will usually sell aquarium driftwood. The next thing you will have to think about is the shape of aquarium driftwood that you want to buy. Driftwood comes in all shapes and sizes. What you need to consider when choosing driftwood is the size of the tank and the size of your fish. If you have smaller fish, you can buy a piece of driftwood with holes in it so they can swim through or hide if they feel like it. You can also get aquarium driftwood without holes for larger fish to swim around.
Other shapes that driftwood can come in are as skinny as branches to as thick as small logs. It all depends on how you want to decorate your tank. Make sure that if you choose a large piece that you will limit other plants and decorations. Overcrowding a tank with a lot of decorations will not make for happy fish. Make sure you fish will have enough room to swim, hide and be happy.
If you want to get aquarium driftwood, make sure you buy it from a store that sells if specifically for fish tanks and aquariums. These pieces are treated with chemicals that will make it withstand your tank. Do not ever use real driftwood that you find outdoors for your fish tank. This kind of driftwood will rot in your tank and could be harmful for your fish.
If you think that your tank will benefit from a great piece of aquarium driftwood, check out your local pet dealer to find great pieces of the driftwood that are not only functional, but beautiful as well.
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