Malaysian Driftwood is a natural product and size and shape of each piece is unique and will vary. Dimensions will also vary slightly. Rinse thoroughly and soak in water to help reduce safe and natural release of organic acids that tint aquarium water. Just as you would cure other natural structures (live rock, etc) before adding them to your aquarium, it is important to thoroughly soak driftwood prior to placement. This helps saturate the wood, loosen debris caught in the grain, and leach out tannic acids which would otherwise discolor your water. Tannic acid, while unsightly, won't harm your tank, but it will slightly lower your pH levels, a concern among some cichlid enthusiasts.
Recreate the look of natural habitats with real Malaysian Driftwood. Ruggedly beautiful driftwood is an indispensable addition to freshwater aquarium landscape. Use versatile Malaysian Driftwood to add visual interest, increase architectural structure, or to provide shelter and cover for aquarium inhabitants. Create the ideal daytime location for nocturnal catfish species. Also great for freshwater planted aquariums as an attachment site for Java Moss, Anubias, and other plants for a truly nature-inspired aquarium.