Discover The Riverwood Aquatics Difference If you have been looking for high-quality aquarium wood at great prices, then your search could be over. Welcome to Riverwood Aquatics, your trusted online supplier of aquarium wood. With a comprehensive range and a price match guarantee, there’s no better place to shop for… Read More

Discover The Riverwood Aquatics Difference

If you have been looking for high-quality aquarium wood at great prices, then your search could be over. Welcome to Riverwood Aquatics, your trusted online supplier of aquarium wood. With a comprehensive range and a price match guarantee, there’s no better place to shop for the products you need.

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The Importance of Aquarium Wood

Aquarium wood is not just a decorative element, it brings the essence of nature into your aquatic habitat. Ideal for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums, these natural pieces serve multiple purposes, from aesthetic enhancement to providing essential benefits for the inhabitants of your aquarium.

The Natural Appeal of Aquarium Wood

Aquarium wood adds a rustic, organic charm to any aquarium, especially a planted aquascape. Its presence mimics natural underwater environments, creating a familiar and comforting habitat for your fish and shrimp. The varying shapes, sizes, and types of wood offer endless possibilities for creative aquascaping.

Types of Popular Aquarium Woods

Here at Riverwood Aquatics, you can discover the most sought-after types of aquarium wood, such as driftwood, Mopani, Bogwood, Corbo Catfish Root and Manzanita wood. Each type comes with its unique texture, colour, and properties, catering to different aquascaping themes and requirements. We’re on hand to point you in the direction of the right aquarium wood for you, leading to a smooth, stress-free shopping experience.

Benefits of Incorporating Wood Into Aquariums

Aquarium wood isn’t just visually pleasing. It plays a crucial role in the ecosystem of your tank. Learn about its benefits, including water conditioning, providing shelter for fish, and serving as a substrate for beneficial bacteria and aquatic plants.

Maintaining Aquarium Wood

Occasionally, aquarium wood can require a quick clean with a suitable brush to remove algae growth and debris. It may also be necessary to soak your newly purchased wood in water for a period of time to help release tannins which can stain the water.

Aquarium Wood for Plant and Animal Life

Aquarium wood can enhance the life of your aquatic plants and provide essential hiding spots and breeding grounds for your fish and invertebrates, contributing to a thriving aquatic ecosystem.

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To find out more about us and the aquarium wood we stock, please get in touch with our team today. They’ll be able to give you all the information you need, allowing you to make your purchase with total confidence. So, what are you waiting for?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You can give the wood a quick rinse and perhaps soak it for a period of time to ensure that any excessive tannins are removed prior to placement in your aquarium. We will be able to provide you with advice suitable for the particular aquarium wood you purchase.

Prior soaking of the wood hardscape can be beneficial prior to placing it in your aquarium. You may also find that placing a suitable rock on top of the wood for a short period of time will help to settle it and absorb water which will prevent it from floating.

As well as the tannins mentioned above, some wood can slightly acidify the water over time. These include Bogwood or Mopani wood, which can be beneficial for species that thrive in lower pH environments.
Aquarium wood can affect the general hardness (GH) and carbonate hardness (KH) of the water by releasing certain ions, but this effect is usually minimal compared to its effect on pH.
Wood surfaces can also house beneficial bacteria that help in the nitrogen cycle, particularly in breaking down waste products which helps to create a healthier aquatic environment.

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