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Mopani Drift Wood

Size: 25 to 35cm

To the extent driftwood goes, Mopani Wood is apparently the head of the pack.

Between its contorted bunches, desolate grain and sharp horns – this two-tone African hardwood resembles it’s straight out of the Lion King.

Discover how to utilize Mopani Wood in terrariums and vivariums of numerous types (indeed, that incorporates aquariums) to raise your scenes to a higher level.
Mopani Wood comes from the dried underlying foundations of the Mopane tree (Colophospermum mopane).

I trust it to be the most delightful hardscape wood, and each piece is really remarkable.



Local to South Africa, these trees can appear as thick bushes or enormous trees – which is likely what gives the hardwood such normal variety.

Truly, the variety of shape and surface is the thing that makes Mopani Wood so exceptional.

What I truly love is a feeling of stream in the wood. Each piece of the normal grain leads into the following, drawing the eye with it and giving the impression of a particular, purposeful piece. Besides, that stream assists with directing water would it be advisable for you decide to make a water include out of it.
1 | It’s Tough, Resilient and It Won’t decay

Mopani is perhaps the hardest driftwood out there.

I’d say Malaysian Driftwood is the main thing that approaches.

This works for us, in that whatever climate you decide to utilize this wood, it will endure over the extreme long haul.

You don’t have to stress over Mopani Wood spoiling away submerged or in high mugginess (Cholla Wood, I’m checking out you). It can keep going for a really long time, it’s going no place.
2 | Quite Frankly, It’s Stunning

The unmistakable tan and dull earthy colored team tinge loans itself well to abandon scapes (like its common habitat) however it genuinely squeezes into any regular scene.

Regardless of whether it’s a rainforest terrarium or a Congo stream aquascape – you can’t turn out badly with Mopani.

This one model branch I have here appears to be totally unique from each point.
The more obscure side will in general be made of the whirling contorted surface, however the lighter tan side can be anything from a wound branch to a stout brace. Everything relies upon the root.
3 | Nutritional and Antimicrobial Properties

Like a few different sorts of driftwood, Mopani filters compounds known as tannins into any dampness rich climate that it’s set into. These tannins are known to have antimicrobial properties, thus with regards to terrariums, they could assist with diminishing hold any awful microorganism development under wraps.

Furthermore, they can be utilized as a food source by microfauna in bioactive terrariums and by shrimp and so forth in aquariums.
Any Downsides of Mopani Wood?

In all honesty, the tannins delivered by Mopani Wood can (and presumably will) make a dim fog in aquarium water.

Furthermore, to the extent driftwoods go, this is one of the most exceedingly awful for it.

However it’s not as everybody would prefer (I mean tastefully, don’t go drinking tank water) that murkiness isn’t in reality awful for some aquarium species.

Right off the bat, it’s non-poisonous and won’t hurt your plants or creatures. Furthermore, it relax the water – and for the right species – it can assist with advancing a climate that is more reasonable.

This is in no way, shape or form an issue in terrariums, yet in the event that you need completely clear water in your aquarium, the wood might require heating up a ton first. Erring on that later.






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