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  bog wood great shapes and sizes from £3.00

Description: best buy £4.00 + £2.00 postage some at £3.00 postage phone 07979993260

Real Bogwood (which seems to be erroneously called 'driftwood' a lot these days*) not lightweight Mopani** root.

This size is what we class as 'X-Large' e.g. anything from 1.5kg to 2kg in weight, it varies hugely, but is usually between 14" and 24" along it's longest length.

The photo shows an example of our X-large bogwood, it is unlikely you will actually get this piece, but it gives you an idea of size and 'mass'.

If you do require a piece of a specific shape then please let us know and we will do our best for you, but please be aware bogwood is a natural product and we are limited by what pieces we get delivered to us.

PLEASE NOTE: Bogwood is rich in natural tannins, these will gradually leach out in to your tank water turning it a beautiful translucent golden brown (tea colour) and simultaneously softening and acidifying it. It is therefore idealy suited to tanks containing softwater fish, especially those from Black water (such as most Amazonian tetras, Discus, Killifish and Dwarf Cichlids), it is not suited to tanks with fish from hardwater environments (e.g. Malawi Cichlids). If you don't want the bogwood to stain the water you CAN soak it, or boil it, before adding it to your tank, but it will still condition the water to some extent.

*Driftwood is wood found on beaches and the edges of lakes and rivers, it can be virtually any form of wood and is NOT usually suitable for use in aquariums as it quickly starts to rot and pollute the water. Bogwood actually comes from areas of the world where there are peat bogs. It is the extremely dense core of dead heart wood and root of hardwood trees like Oak that has lain in the peat for months or years. In the UK it is collected under licence from moorland bogs in the Duchy of Cornwall. Bogwood is entirely environmentally friendly if harvested properly.

**Mopani is a root from Tropical hardwood trees native to Africa and is NOT bogwood, in time it will break down in the aquarium and cause pollution. It's collection may also be endangering the environment.

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Advertiser: jack
Telephone: 01475636667
Town: greenock
County: renfrewshire

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