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Video: How To Decorate Your Aquarium With Driftwood?
Snags used to decorate aquariums have a number of disadvantages: they are expensive enough, hard to find, tend to float to the surface, take up enough space and color the water …
High cost. Undoubtedly, a good driftwood is quite expensive. Choose only the snag that you like, not the one that costs less.
Inaccessibility. Some aquarium owners go to rivers themselves in search of free driftwood. However, having tried a lot of snags they got themselves, they still come to the conclusion that it is better to buy the jewelry in the store.
Freshwater aquarium with driftwood
Floating. Most driftwood has a tendency to float to the surface, unless they are secured to the bottom with stones or tied to a filter or other stationary object.
Volume. Beautiful driftwood takes up a lot of space in the aquarium, which reduces the volume of water.
Coloring water. Tannins and humic acids, which are contained in wood ash, are released into the water and color it yellow or brown. It is completely harmless for fish, however, it is not always aesthetically pleasing. Frequent water changes can reduce coloration. The driftwood can be pre-soaked in water with bleach or plain water (by attaching the driftwood to the bottom of the tank). Some people advise washing the driftwood in the dishwasher or scalding it with hot water.
Grape vines. Most people use vines for reptiles. More massive vines can be used for an aquarium, however, it will take some effort to flood and strengthen them at the bottom.
Artificial driftwood. They look very realistic underwater. They cost much less than natural ones and are disassembled in parts, which is very convenient for small aquariums.
Accommodation and decoration. Choose a snag size that dominates your tank. Bury it in the gravel approximately in the center of the aquarium and pull it up slightly to give the impression that the driftwood is growing out of the gravel. Place low plants in front of her and tall plants behind. Air bubbles floating behind the driftwood will give a good effect.
Asylum. Some fish are very fond of hiding in caves and other secret places. Therefore, snags are very important for them.
Add live plants. Many plants will be able to take root in a driftwood if they are first strengthened next to it with a fishing line or rubber band.
Add artificial plants. With the help of a drill, artificial plants can be fixed in the driftwood, so they will look more natural.
So, driftwood will decorate your aquarium and give it a natural look.
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