Driftwood Question

Vertigon_z

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Good Morning All,

I recently purchased 2 pieces of driftwood online. When I received them I noticed they were way lighter (Weight-wise) than I expected (I have many driftwoods that are all heavy and solid feeling) and these are kind of soft (I can dig my nails into them). I love how they look but I am worried like what if they rot or are not good for the tank? Someone please advise if they know the species or if them being light and soft will damage my tank. I was advised that these are eighter Oak or Red Oak.

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It’ll darken up after a while and getting water logged.
 
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Vertigon_z

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The woods are not hard though. They are very light weight and I can dent the wood with my nails. Hope this helps.
 

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The woods are not hard though. They are very light weight and I can dent the wood with my nails. Hope this helps.
Hardwood or softwood doesn't refer to the hardness of the wood. Balsa is a hardwood. :)

All the driftwood I've used was fairly soft wood, and pretty light. It's just not waterlogged, it should be fine. Looks like you should be able to put a couple rocks on them to weigh them down for a few weeks until they stay sunk.
 

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TwoHedWlf TwoHedWlf thanks a bunch i definetly feel good about these pieces now
 
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