Malaysian Driftwood Small
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You will be receiving one (1) piece of Malaysian Driftwood that will be between 6 to 10 inches in length. All pieces of wood will be unique in shape with 1 to 2 cut edges.
- Essential for Shrimp Breeding
- Creates Surface Area for Bio-film and Bacterial to Grow
- Releases Beneficial Tannin into the Water which Simulates the Natural Habitat of Shrimp
- Provides Hiding Places for Shrimp
- Natural Feeding Ground for Shrimp of all Types
When asked, “What is the most essential part to a successful shrimp tank?” we will always respond with three key factors: leaf matter, java moss, and a piece of driftwood. As far as driftwood goes, Malaysian driftwood is our number one choice. We have many reasons for why we use Malaysian driftwood so we will cover those briefly.
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, shrimp 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 shrimp. 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 Flip Aquatics we find that the slight discoloration adds character to the tank and allows the shrimp to feel more comfortable.