Jump to content
Kokos Goldfish Forum
Sign in to follow this  
jackson

Mopani Wood

Recommended Posts

AFTER BROWSING THROUGH THE MEMBERS TANKS I NOTICED THAT A FEW INDIVIDUALS HAD THAT FAKE WOODSCULPTURE U CAN GET AT vvvv. WHEN I SAW IT I REALLY WANTED ONE TOO... SO I WENT TO vvvv TO FIND THAT IT WAS $30-$40 CDN :o AND THAT WAS TOO EXPENSIVE. TODAY I WENT TO PJs PET CENTER AND FOUND ON A RACK SOMETHING CALLED MOPANI WOOD. THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT AND HAS THIS AWESOME TEXTURE... ANYWAYS IT WAS ONLY $10 (GOES BY THE KG) BUT WHEN I GOT HOME TO PREP IT FOR THE TANK, IT RELEASED ALOT OF COLOUR INTO THE WATER... SOMETHING LIKE A RED DIE. I WASHED IT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES UNTIL THE COLOUR STOPPED POLLUTING THE WATER.... AFTER I TOOK A BAR TOWEL AND WHEN I SCRAPED THE WOOD.... THE RED DIE WAS ALL OVER THE TOWEL.... SO I GAVE UP AND JUST DUMPED IT INTO THE TANK....

ANYWAYS IT LOOKS SOOO COOL AND MAKES UR TALK UNIQUE INSTEAD OF THOSE IDENTICAL WOOD SCULPTURES AT vvvv

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Cheese Specialist

I use both mopani and bog-wood in my tanks. Mopani is my favourite but it must be soaked for at least 3 days if you don't want the water to change colour (or to ruin your towels!). The changing of the water will not harm your fish though but may make it look a bit tea like!

With mopani it's pro, pro, pro!

Edited by Cheese Specialist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awesome... 3 days in water.. thanx for the advice..... no wonder my tank was murky.. i let it soak for 1 hour

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Cheese Specialist

Just keep replacing the water until it doesn't go as dark and then leave it and you're sorted!

It's good to see that someon else is trying to make their tanks more natural, some people don't have anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its been about 6 hours since i bought it and soaked it into water

i put in really hot water and now it seems to not colour the water anymore

i think the really hot water is making the wood bleed the colour faster....

i'l gonna leave soaked in the bucket over night.... then i'll put it in when i get my Red Capped Oranda and Black Moore tomorrow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im planing to get some my self ill keep that in mind :D

to soak it i water for about 3 days thanks for the info!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have drift wood, not sure what kind it is, the fish love it. It used to have to be stuck to the side with a suction cup, but now it is saturated with water and stays on the bottom on it's own. I want Mopani though. I don't think I've ever seen it. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

mopani is awesome... i saw it for the first time today and i was amazed how fab it looks just make sure u buy a size that fits ur tank

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Make sure the mopani wood you are using is intended for aquarium use and not reptile use.

I've been soaking 2 huge pieces of Welaby Wood for about 3 weeks, its just about ready to be put in the tank. I changed the water 2x a day with fresh hot tap water. I didn't want it to discolour the tank water at all and i didn't want any ph swings as a result of the tannin released.

Edited by scriber

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Photo of the week winner!


Pic of the week poll #18


×
×
  • Create New...