The first reason why Malaysian driftwood is great for the aquarium is because it sinks. Unlike other woods, Malaysian driftwood is so dense that it will instantly sink. This means no waiting for it to water log, no anchoring it and most importantly no hassle. The second reason we use Malaysian driftwood, or any driftwood for that matter, is because it creates surface area. What we mean is this,fish need places to hide, graze and sit on. By adding driftwood to an aquarium, one can more than double the surface area in a tank. The best thing about Malaysian driftwood is it is dark thus when all that algae we normally hate grows on it, we don't know and can't see it. Thus we won't clean the algae off the driftwood so in return we are providing a natural and nearly unnoticeable food source for the fish. The final main benefit we see from using Malaysian driftwood is the tannins. These tannins leach from the driftwood into the water column carrying a multitude of antifungal and antibacterial properties. Although most people prefer clear aquarium water, here at Canton Aquatics we find that the slight discoloration adds character to the tank and allows the fish to feel more comfortable.
Please Note: Malaysian Driftwood is a natural product and size and shape of each piece is unique and will vary. Dimensions will also vary slightly. Rinse thoroughly and soak in water to help reduce safe and natural release of organic acids that tint aquarium water.
Helps To Soften Water Naturally
Create Natural Landscape
Releases Natural Tannins
Great For Plecos
Provides Hiding Places for Fish
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