WTB 4-6 foot long driftwood

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  1. FishBeast
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    Hello WA FishBoxers!

    Anybody with leads on where to source clean non-marine driftwood locally? I'm looking for manzanita primarily or other, just needs to be 4-6 feet long, as thick and branched as possible.

    I'm looking at online options and though the wood itself is reasonably priced, the shipping is a bank-breaker (freight).

    If you have a good sized piece that you are willing to sell, please post a photo and your price! Thank you!
     
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    I have purchased branches here: http://www.manzanita.com/aqwood.htm

    Its cool because you can see pics of the piece you buy and freight was not that much. I also asked for a couple 'extra' small branches to look like the pieces had broke off the main and they sent those in the box at no charge. Very happy with dealing with them. I dont have the Manzanita anymore but was happy with the company.
     
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    Try craft stores!
     
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    I have several pieces (20 or more) of manzanita. They arnt 4 feet long but they could defenitaly be placed together to be as long as you'd like. And I've been asking 50 percent or less than retail for them. All of it is hand collected, power washed and never used.
     
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    I thought that you were making a really silly request for 4" - 6" manzanita until I realized you want 4' - 6'.

    Best of luck with finding some.
     
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    Thanks Jim! I'm looking for a solid piece at this time but I'll let you know if I need some. Got any pics?
     
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    Hahaha thanks Loren!
     
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    I can try and snag some pics
     
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    I’d be interested in buying some as well! Where are you located?
     
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    Spanaway/parkland area
     
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    So I found this website that sells big pieces of manzanita and the prices are actually decent! Looks like they ship via Greyhound bus? Didn't know such a thing existed...

    http://manzanita-driftwood.com/manzanita/
     
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    Who would have thunk it. Nice find.
     
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    @FishBeast if you ever go camping around the Puget sound you can go hunting for Madrona branches. In September I went camping on lopez Island and found a bunch of Madrona branches, some were 4' but I could only keep the smaller pieces since I couldn't fit anything larger in the car with the camping gear.
     
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    Thank you! I did see some up on Orcas last time we went... I wasn't sure if beach driftwood was ok for freshwater tanks? Do you process them in a specific way?
     
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    Mine wasn't beach driftwood. It was the branches that broke and dried up in the forest. I have grabbed driftwood from the coast when I went razor clamming, all I do is soak the wood for a long time. All the fish seem ok with the wood.
     
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    @L190 awesome, thank you!
     
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    Where do you live in WA? I have crap loads of madrona. This piece is huge, contemplating using it myself but I can find anything

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    That looks awesome! I’m in Gig Harbor but I can go to you... do you have approximate dimensions? Or if you could take a pic with a soda can that would be awesome. Also how much would you want for it?
     
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    I will take another picture tomorrow for you, like I said though this piece is real big and might need trimming, but I have a good number of pieces. do note though some prep is required for them still. As far as price I would say after I get a new pic maybe make an offer. If you do make the trek you can see what madrona looks like in my tank too.
     
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