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Underwater Treasures

Aquarium Wood - Large

SKU# 23637


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Regular Price: $35.99

Special Price: $29.99

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Each piece is completely unique! Underwater Treasures wood roots are safe for use in aquatic, semi-aquatic, and terrestrial habitats. Enhance the visual appeal of your naturalistic display with these exciting decorations!
Aquarium Wood - Large
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Underwater Treasures brings you this wonderful line of natural wood roots to compliment your custom aquatic environment. Each piece is completely unique! Underwater Treasures wood roots are safe for use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. Enhance the visual appeal of your aquarium with these exciting decorations! Large - each piece is approximately 18" - 24". NOTE: Pieces vary in shape and size within the denoted range, and are chosen randomly at time of purchase.
Additional Information
SKU 23637
MPN DR08-1Y-L-SLATE
UPC 628742000937
Brand Underwater Treasures
Dimension 18" to 24"
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3.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Effective (5)
  • Safe (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Freshwater tanks (10)
    • Large aquariums (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced aquarist (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    good wood

    I was very excited to get this product.[...] it was beautiful. I excitedly added it to one of my 55g fresh water tanks, where I quickly discovered that it refused to...Read complete review

    I was very excited to get this product.[...] it was beautiful. I excitedly added it to one of my 55g fresh water tanks, where I quickly discovered that it refused to sink! It took about 3 days for this wood to become water-logged and stay down on its own. The slate base attached to it does not help in this process at all, you just have to wait it out. Because it is natural, real wood of a certain type, this can be expected. What I did not expect was that after being in the water for a week, as a natural object, it was quickly covered in a thick mass of white bacteria- also something that had to be waited out- after about a week of this white film showing up, it disappeared on its own (remember that as a natural wood piece, it has bacteria inside and all over it that becomes live and activated when it hits water like this). After that, it has been smooth sailing all the way. My fish love it- both the large (discus) and the very small (cardinal tetras) fish love this wood because it provides plenty of interesting twists, turns, and shelter hiding spots. I love it because it is absolutely beautiful. My tank is planted completely with live plants, and it looks like this wood was just made for it. I would absolutely get this product again, and I will actually be getting another piece for the other half of the tank it is in- but this time I will be prepared for the water-logging and bacteria explosion that can be expected with a natural piece of wood. It looks stunning!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beware of different sizes...

    Hoping to get a nice piece for my 50 gallon, I bought this. I called ahead and asked specifically for a taller piece because my tank was not so wide (breeder style). ...Read complete review

    Hoping to get a nice piece for my 50 gallon, I bought this. I called ahead and asked specifically for a taller piece because my tank was not so wide (breeder style). When it arrived, it was only 7 inches high, which the description says at LEAST 12", and the roots were spread out so wide that it would not fit in my tank, nor any of my other standard 55 gallons. [...] If I trimmed the roots, all that would be left is a short stump... It would be a great product if you can get the right size. [...]service.

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    5.0

    Aquarium Wood - Small

    By Johns

    from Florida

    About Me Experienced Aquarist

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Freshwater Tanks
      • Small Aquariums

      Comments about Aquarium Wood - Medium:

      It's like the person that picked this piece to send to me was psychic !Prefect for what I wanted and very pleased .

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful and very large for the size

      By Fantail girl

      from New Mexico

      About Me Aquarium Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Freshwater Tanks
        • Large Aquariums

        Comments about Aquarium Wood:

        I bought the small and it just fits in my 55 gallon tank. Very good value for the price. I soaked it for a week in a 5 gallon bucket. Some of the driftwood stuck out so occasionally I flipped it upside down. I changed the water daily. However it still is leaching tannins after a month in my tank. I think it's about done now but when I did a partial water change a few days ago, the water was tea colored. However, the piece is gorgeous. Lots of twisty little roots/branches. I love it and couldn't be happier with it. It looks like some kind of ethereal tree.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        [*]

        By Fat Mike

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Experienced Aquarist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Looks great
        • Safe

        Cons

        • No preview of the piece

        Best Uses

        • Freshwater Tanks
        • Great for grabbing roots
        • Large Aquariums
        • Small Aquariums

        Comments about Aquarium Wood:

        it's a chunk of wood with a stone base. couldn't be more simple. HOWEVER, the piece is purchased sight-unseen. Once it arrives, you have a find a way to make it work with your scape.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This adds the perfect look!!

        By Bree

        from Whitehorse, Yukon

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Design
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • White Goop Grew at First

        Best Uses

        • Hard scaped tank
        • Planted tank

        Comments about Aquarium Wood:

        I took a risk and ordered this products expecting just some little piece of driftwood stuck to a peice of slate, but oh my goosh! I opened the mailing box and it was so nice, perfect size for my tank and it looks wonderful, really adds a nice touch to my planted tank. My fish LOVE it!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "Turn your tank from boring to exciting"

        By Ed

        from Danbury, CT

        About Me Experienced Aquarist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Freshwater Tanks
          • Large Aquariums

          Comments about Aquarium Wood:

          Immediately added interest and attention to my tank. This is a great centerpiece and the gnarled and twisted roots look great and natural. It was bigger than what i expected but its perfect for my 55 gallon. Glad i didn't get large though.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very suprised!

          By Jimmehlee

          from Mi

          About Me Experienced Aquarist

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Freshwater Tanks

            Comments about Aquarium Wood:

            I was torn on if I actually wanted to buy one of these, based on the reviews for the larger pieces.
            But, I'm glad I did, it looks great! Nice, branchy, and just the right size!
            Can't wait to see what I get from the next one!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Pick your own

            By Cat

            from Campbell River, BC Canada

            About Me Experienced Aquarist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Freshwater Tanks
              • Large Aquariums

              Comments about Aquarium Wood:

              This is great wood for the quarium. The only problem is that you can't pick out an actual piece so the pieces you get can be unsuitable for your aquarium. I had to cut mine to fit. Other than that looks great, very natural effect.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              good wood

              By ginger the discus freak

              from Charleston, SC

              About Me Experienced Aquarist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Durable
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Natural
              • Safe

              Cons

              • Needs to be water-logged

              Best Uses

              • Freshwater Tanks
              • Large Aquariums

              Comments about Aquarium Wood:

              I was very excited to get this product.[...] it was beautiful. I excitedly added it to one of my 55g fresh water tanks, where I quickly discovered that it refused to sink! It took about 3 days for this wood to become water-logged and stay down on its own. The slate base attached to it does not help in this process at all, you just have to wait it out. Because it is natural, real wood of a certain type, this can be expected. What I did not expect was that after being in the water for a week, as a natural object, it was quickly covered in a thick mass of white bacteria- also something that had to be waited out- after about a week of this white film showing up, it disappeared on its own (remember that as a natural wood piece, it has bacteria inside and all over it that becomes live and activated when it hits water like this). After that, it has been smooth sailing all the way. My fish love it- both the large (discus) and the very small (cardinal tetras) fish love this wood because it provides plenty of interesting twists, turns, and shelter hiding spots. I love it because it is absolutely beautiful. My tank is planted completely with live plants, and it looks like this wood was just made for it. I would absolutely get this product again, and I will actually be getting another piece for the other half of the tank it is in- but this time I will be prepared for the water-logging and bacteria explosion that can be expected with a natural piece of wood. It looks stunning!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              you have a 50/50 shot

              By lil bit

              from alamogordo nm

              About Me Experienced Aquarist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Freshwater Tanks

              Comments about Aquarium Wood:

              i purchased 2 of these and was pretty disappointed. 1 of the pieces was nice, but 1 of the main branches was broken. the other 1 was just not nice at all. it didn't have any branches coming off of it and it was just a straight stick stuck on a piece of slate.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Average Wood

              By Pufferman

              from PA

              About Me Experienced Aquarist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Aquarium Wood:

                    I got a piece that's as tall as the description states but it's overall shape is not very appealing. It's really just a guessing game on these items considering you don't get to see what you are paying for. :(

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                    • Aquarium Wood - Large

                      Q:

                      I currently have a 56 gallon column tank and want to purchase this driftwood as a center piece for it. Which size would be more appropriate for it, the LARGE or XLARGE? Thank you for your time.
                      Asked on 8/14/2014 by Sloffer714 from Clarksville, TN

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Please contact our call center 1-888-824-4257.

                        Answered on 8/18/2014 by Josh L
                    • Aquarium Wood - XL

                      Q:

                      What is the best process to treat this wood to make in tank ready?!
                      Asked on 4/15/2014 by Abys from Long Island

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        It is best to have in a bucket/container large enough to be submersed fully for atleast 48 hours. Drain the water and repeat as necessary. The point of submerging and allow soaking, is to allow the wood to release the tannins, which will discolor water.

                        Answered on 4/16/2014 by Josh L
                    • Aquarium Wood - XL

                      Q:

                      What type of wood is the driftwood? How large are the slate bases for the L and XL? I'm looking to order for a 60 Hex, which isn't very wide... but very tall... is there an opportunity to "request" a particular size/shape on the order request form? Thanks for your help, I'm looking forward to placing an order! :-)
                      Asked on 2/1/2014 by Sandy from Bethlehem, PA

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        I believe it is "Manzanita" wood if I'm not mistaken. The sizes all very for the bases. Unfortunately the pieces are picked at random but please feel free to contact us by phone at 1-888-824-4257 to see if we can help with your request.

                        Answered on 2/3/2014 by Josh L
                    • Aquarium Wood - XL

                      Q:

                      How tall is the XL wood? I have a tall 45 gallon tank.
                      Asked on 12/2/2013 by Har Bear from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Each piece is unique but can range from 22 - 24".

                        Answered on 12/3/2013 by Josh L
                    • Aquarium Wood

                      Q:

                      Will this work with my 5 gallon? My tank is 16L x 8W x 13H
                      Asked on 11/9/2013 by Jonas from San Diego

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes, it should fit your aquarium. But please take into consideration that every piece differs and one piece may fit while another might not.

                        Answered on 12/19/2013 by Josh L
                    • Aquarium Wood - XL

                      Q:

                      Will the small size fit in a 5 gallon tank? The tank is 16 L x 8 W x 14 H. Thanks
                      Asked on 11/9/2013 by Jonas from San Diego, CA

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Unfortunately some pieces will fit and some pieces will not fit. Because the pieces are assorted we can not guarantee it to fit in your aquarium dimensions.

                        Answered on 11/11/2013 by Josh L
                    • Aquarium Wood

                      Q:

                      rhododendron leaves and flowers are toxic to people, horses, dogs and cats. why is this safe for fish?
                      Asked on 6/27/2013 by primarypredator

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This is a type of driftwood that is safe for aquariums. It will release tannins that will discolor the water but carbon in your filter will remove discoloration. This wood is meant for freshwater use only.

                        Answered on 6/28/2013 by Josh L
                    • Aquarium Wood

                      Q:

                      After putting this root wood in my Aquarium, this white stringy like slimy stuff appeared all over the wood is this natural? Will it harm my fish?
                      Asked on 3/23/2013 by Cama from Pickering, ontario

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This is very common in new pieces of wood. Over time it will go away on its own. You can manually remove these pieces during your water changes.It will not harm your fish.

                        Answered on 3/26/2013 by Josh L
                    • Aquarium Wood - Medium

                      Q:

                      I want to purchase natural wood for my tank and these look so unique. I have a 20 gallon tank. What size is recommended for my tank? Small or medium?
                      Asked on 3/19/2013 by tt

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The medium might work best if you are using it as a center piece. The size in a medium ranges from 10" - 18". I feel that the small maybe to small but would be perfect if you are adding to your existing aquascape.

                        Answered on 3/22/2013 by Josh L
                    • Aquarium Wood

                      Q:

                      What is the material that is used to attach the wood to the slate base?
                      Asked on 3/18/2013 by KAY.

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        It is attached with a stainless steel screw.

                        Answered on 3/22/2013 by Josh L
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