Mopani Wood is safe to use in your Aquarium, Terrarium, Vivarium or Paludarium. Fish and reptile keepers around the world love to use this South African drift wood to create beautiful terrascapes and aquascapes! Mopani is non toxic and safe to use with all reptiles, amphibians, shrimp, plecostomus, fresh water tropical fish, and south american cichlids. We love using Mopani Wood with many of our reptiles and frogs!
Mopani Wood is available in 3 sizes
- SMALL (4″ x 9.8″)
- MEDIUM (7.8″ x 13.8″)
- LARGE (11.8″ x 17.7″)
Mopani Wood has been sought after because of it rich dual colors, and durability. It is also very dense and heavy, as such it will immediately sink to the bottom of an aquarium. You can easily attach live plants to the wood, to create a one of a kind environment for your pets.
Before adding driftwood to your aquarium, it is best practice to pre-soak the wood in a bucket (or other container large enough for the wood) filled with warm, dechlorinated tap water for 24 to 48 hours. You can even boil the drift wood for about 20 minutes to have the same effect.
This will help to remove some of the natural tannins from the driftwood, as well as make sure it is waterlogged so that it will sink in the aquarium. If after adding the wood to your aquarium, you find that it is turning the water yellow, you can use carbon in your filter to remove the tannins, or repeat the pre-soaking process to remove more tannin before placing it back into the aquarium.
Due to the nature of this product there will be natural variations in size, shape and color of each individual piece of drift wood.
Check out our Malaysian Drift Wood for another great drift wood that is safe to use in Terrariums, Vivariums and Aquariums.
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