Editor's Choice - Our Favorite CURRENT Aquarium Décor Wood

1. CURRENT USA Manzanita Branch 22-inch Tall with Weighted Base, Molded Aquarium Décor

User Ratings: 52 12

CURRENT First Impressions

"Yes years."

I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Just what I wanted, couldn't be happier! I was originally going to buy the black version, but it sold out before I could. My son got these for his turtle and gecko aquariums. I am assuming every piece looks different. These are about the size of a double fist. 3 pieces of Cholla cactus wood, Boiled and put in Aquarium, all is good.

  • CURRENT USA Manzanita Branch 22-inch Tall with Weighted Base, Molded Aquarium Décor
  • AQUASCAPE LIKE A PRO - Create a beautiful, stunning aquascape effortlessly while adding depth, texture and a lifelike touch of nature to any aquarium. Our molded Manzanita is the perfect hardscape element to create a maze of branches for smaller schooling fish or provide structure for seahorses and shrimp.
  • LIFELIKE APPEARANCE– Molded from actual curated pieces of Manzanita Wood, it’s dense thick stem and flexible branches look real and can be bent or cut for easy adjustment. Overall product dimensions: 22" H x 17" W x 6" D.
  • 100% AQUARIUM SAFE - Safe for all aquarium fish, shrimp, snails, plants in both fresh and saltwater. Unlike natural driftwood, does not alter pH or water chemistry and will not rot or leach.
  • READY TO AQUASCAPE – Included weighted base sinks branch immediately, requires no pre-soaking and will not discolor water. Easy to clean, simply soak in hot water and wipe clean with a soft dry cloth.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We are so sure you’ll be happy with your purchase that we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure customer satisfaction of our Current USA products. If for ANY reason you wish to return or are unhappy with our product, we will promptly issue you a refund or send a replacement.
  • Manufacture: CURRENT
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CURRENT Final Thoughts

"5gal tank!"

I am assuming every piece looks different. The water was clear enough for me to use. Gave a very realistic look to my 10 gallon tank. I left it to soak in tap water at room temperature while I sat up my aquarium. Slightly larger tanks can make something fit better. Make sure you boil the item before adding to your set up. I am impatient and don't want to wait to soak.

Overall Score
3.9


(114 Points)

2. Marina Driftwood Betta Aquarium Decor, Medium

User Ratings: 34 14

Marina 12221 First Impressions

"They look great!"

I have not had any trouble with them hurting my fish. It comes from a reliable company and is very pretty to look at. You roll the dice and don't know what you're going to get. But up close it is obvious where the branches connect and makes it look fake. Arrived today and I'm very pleased with quality for the price. I boiled mine for two hours and the water was almost black. I love how this project fits in my leopard geckos tank she loves it.

  • Marina Driftwood Betta Aquarium Decor, Medium
  • Driftwood décor for your aquarium
  • Safe and non toxic
  • Weathered driftwood resting on a sandy base
  • Medium; Measures 5 3/4" x 3 1/8" x 3 3/4"
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 3.3 x 4.5 inches; 5.6 Ounces
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Marina 12221 Final Thoughts

"Still pretty tho!"

I will add photo once my tank is all setup next week. I like aquariums to be and look as realistic as possible. The pieces can be trimmed if needed and positioned as you need for placement. My shrimp liked to crawl around and eat off this. Covered in moss for extra protection. If I had gotten small pieces I would have boiled them. Because of this, I ordered another one and it's at my front door now.

Overall Score
3.5


(17 Points)

3. NApremium Natural Cholla Wood | 5-6" Long Natural Cholla Wood for Aquarium Decoration, Hermit Crabs,...

User Ratings: 49

NilocG Aquatics First Impressions

"There approx."

I then left it in cold water doing an occasional change for almost 2 weeks. If I had gotten small pieces I would have boiled them. You MUST ACCEPT that BEFORE you order any driftwood anywhere online. I was originally going to buy the black version, but it sold out before I could. You roll the dice and don't know what you're going to get. I highly recommend this driftwood and I would buy it again. The branches need to be securely assembled to avoid them coming loose and floating.

  • NApremium Natural Cholla Wood | 5-6" Long Natural Cholla Wood for Aquarium Decoration, Hermit Crabs, Shrimp
  • NATURAL CHOLLA WOOD | Fertilizer and Pesticide Free | Completely safe for all our animal friends
  • Great for Shrimp tanks, tying moss to, great for Hermit Crabs
  • Small Shrimp and Fry will enjoy swimming in and around. Excellent hiding places for vulnerable babies.
  • This Cholla wood has been cleaned and sustainably sourced. It is also sourced from a pesticide free location. Boiling prior to use will help increase rate at which the wood will sink
  • Manufacture: NilocG Aquatics
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NilocG Aquatics Final Thoughts

"75 inches in length."

Nice twisted pieces with some personality. We wanted something simple& classy for our aquarium& this really fit the bill! You MUST ACCEPT that BEFORE you order any driftwood anywhere online. So perfect for setting the mood in my little tank. The branches do not bend, but the joints can be rotated to get different positions. Covered in moss for extra protection. It comes in black, which gives drama to the hardscape.

Overall Score
4.2


(8 Points)

4. Chain Fruit 6 Inch Chain Fruit Cholla Wood Medium Pleco Shrimp Hermit Cichlid Crab Aquarium Decor Dr...

User Ratings: 54 46

The Cholla Skeleton First Impressions

"It is totally harmless."

It even had small branches correctly located to do my mount! Will be using in my flex 15 gallon, along with some more wood! The branches do not bend, but the joints can be rotated to get different positions. I was originally going to buy the black version, but it sold out before I could. The first is you won't know what you have until it comes. I bought three of these and all three are only 11 inches long at their longest edge. It comes from a reliable company and is very pretty to look at.

  • Chain Fruit 6 Inch Chain Fruit Cholla Wood Medium Pleco Shrimp Hermit Cichlid Crab Aquarium Decor Driftwood Chew Toys Organic
  • Organic, Naturally Cleaned Chain Fruit Cholla Skeleton Wood
  • Cleaned using natural Earth elements
  • Sizes range from 2-3" in diameter, 6" in length. Inside hole from 1-2" in diameter
  • Excellent for aquatic habitats and aquarium decor. Ideal for air plant stands too!
  • The largest and most beautiful Cholla wood on the internet
  • Manufacture: The Cholla Skeleton
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The Cholla Skeleton Final Thoughts

"Just received today."

I am impatient and don't want to wait to soak. Because of this, I ordered another one and it's at my front door now. I changed the soaking water 3 times. I like aquariums to be and look as realistic as possible. I feel the seller provides precisely what they offer. Mostly straighter bits of wood in the lake bottom, etc. Very similar to photo and it was large.

Overall Score
3.2


(2 Points)

5. (3 Pack) Estes Malaysian Driftwood -Size Small

User Ratings: 92 8

Estes' First Impressions

"Looks beautiful when wet."

You can bend and trim to some extent to help conform it to your particular space. I did have to boil it which was expected. Surprisingly, tarter I put it into the tank, I see no tanin at all. I was looking for a piece of driftwood for a display application. The pieces can be trimmed if needed and positioned as you need for placement. Just what I wanted, couldn't be happier! I like to aquascape with realism to imitate an aquatic habitat.

  • (3 Pack) Estes Malaysian Driftwood -Size Small
  • (3 Pack) Estes Malaysian Driftwood -Size Small
  • Quality Malaysian driftwood will sink quickly in the tank
  • Releases tannins to help soften hard water and lower Ph.
  • Ideal for discus and angelfish tanks
  • Great accent piece for reptile enclosures
  • Manufacture: Estes
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 2 x 2 inches; 1 Pounds
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Estes' Final Thoughts

"Its a perfect fit."

This was a very large but great realistic piece for our aquarium. They will fill in blank space nicely and are weighted to prevent floating. If I had gotten small pieces I would have boiled them. It comes from a reliable company and is very pretty to look at. The water was clear enough for me to use. Unfortunately, these give off a ton of tannins. Item was replaced in a very timely manner.

Overall Score
4.7


(22 Points)

6. Marina Naturals Malaysian Driftwood with Plants, Large

User Ratings: 51

Unknown 12258 First Impressions

"A week or two perhaps."

Be sure to follow the directions for de-tanning the wood. This alone will not drop it to the low numbers some fish need. I am rarely a fan of artificial aquarium decor. My son got these for his turtle and gecko aquariums. It comes in black, which gives drama to the hardscape. The branches do not bend, but the joints can be rotated to get different positions. This alone will not drop it to the low numbers some fish need.

  • Marina Naturals Malaysian Driftwood with Plants, Large
  • Decoration suited for any aquarium; mimics natural driftwood
  • Safe and non-toxic, won't alter your water chemistry
  • Secure placement
  • Measures 12 inches wide x 5 inches long x 7 inches tall
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 12 x 7 inches; 2 Pounds
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Unknown 12258 Final Thoughts

"Don't hesitate buy some!"

I have taken pictures of the latest two that I bought. It comes in black, which gives drama to the hardscape. I really got lucky with the one that was chosen as it's perfect for my display. My son got these for his turtle and gecko aquariums. I love them and they were packaged well. But up close it is obvious where the branches connect and makes it look fake. Unfortunately, these give off a ton of tannins.

Overall Score
4.5


(5 Points)

7. Zoo Med Tag Mopani Wood

User Ratings: 73

Zoo Med ZM20194 First Impressions

"High quality wood."

Great customer service as I had a few branches missing. The quality is really good and it looked really pretty sitting in my empty tank. They have great color and character. The fish love it and it's a great addition to the aquarium. I am glad it is in my tank and adds something natural that the fish should enjoy. EDIT, boiled the wood for 2 hours and they sank. They've made great hiding spots for my catfish.

  • Zoo Med Tag Mopani Wood
  • Beautiful two color African hardwood for aquariums or terrariums
  • Use with plants to create a “naturalistic” looking habitat for your pets
  • Mopani Wood has been sandblasted clean and is ready to be added to your terrarium
  • Smooth surface, textured detail, and unique mottled color adds interest and enrichment to habitats
  • One of the hardest and densest woods available; sinks immediately in aquariums and, unlike driftwood, will not rot
  • Manufacture: Bradley Caldwell Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Zoo Med ZM20194 Final Thoughts

"I'm so glad I did."

The branches do not bend, but the joints can be rotated to get different positions. I love the knarlyness of this wood. All pieces were nice size for my 5 gallon tank. If you have a small tank this is a problem. I love the knarlyness of this wood. The clean water pic is after 7 days and 3 full water changes. Would buy again if I ever get a larger tank.

Overall Score
4.6


(14 Points)

8. Cobalt Aquatics 45022 Round Pleco Cave, 1.5"/Small,White/Black

User Ratings: 53 9

Cobalt Aquatics 45022 First Impressions

"Worth every penny."

The one I received looked better than the online photo. The first is you won't know what you have until it comes. This alone will not drop it to the low numbers some fish need. However, this particular product is exceptional. Photos show first and second order. Should have soaked it longer but oh well hopefully it will clear up soon. My shrimp liked to crawl around and eat off this.

  • Cobalt Aquatics 45022 Round Pleco Cave, 1.5"/Small,White/Black
  • Handmade with natural stoneware clays and fired to 2200+ degrees
  • Will not leach chemicals or color into the water and will not breakdown over time
  • Triple checked for impeccable quality
  • Package Dimension: 1.5"L x 1.5"W x 7.0"H
  • Manufacture: Cobalt Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x 7 inches; 2.4 Ounces
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Cobalt Aquatics 45022 Final Thoughts

"It's very nice."

Very happy with product and fast shipping and receiving. Boiled them for several hours then let dry in the full sun. I cant wait to see what it will look like. I really got lucky with the one that was chosen as it's perfect for my display. Boiled for an hour and plaved in tank. It blends wonderfully with my other natural decor. Two pieces each individually taped up and no breakage.

Overall Score
3.9


(54 Points)

9. biOrb Amazonas Elements Sculpture Small, Multi

User Ratings: 57 19

biOrb 55034 First Impressions

"They look great!"

Photos show first and second order. A little apprehensive after reading some reviews. I then soaked it in a bucket overnight with hot water. Great for a small tank as a centerpiece or to fill out a big tank. I then left it in cold water doing an occasional change for almost 2 weeks. I like to aquascape with realism to imitate an aquatic habitat. Covered in moss for extra protection.

  • biOrb Amazonas Elements Sculpture Small, Multi
  • Easily slides over the BiOrb Bubble Tube for easy placement.
  • Hand crafted design from aquatics Decor designer Samuel baker.
  • Made from durable high grade Resin that won't fade.
  • Compatible with freshwater/Saltwater/Tropical Aquarium set ups.
  • Manufacture: BiOrb
  • Product Dimensions: 10.63 x 3.54 x 1.97 inches; 9.88 Ounces
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biOrb 55034 Final Thoughts

"I might buy again."

Slightly larger tanks can make something fit better. The fish love it and it's a great addition to the aquarium. However, you can find plenty of 3-5 piece packs out there around this price. I am impatient and don't want to wait to soak. However, this particular product is exceptional. You can bend and trim to some extent to help conform it to your particular space. 3 pieces of Cholla cactus wood, Boiled and put in Aquarium, all is good.

Overall Score
4.0


(11 Points)

10. Zoo Med African Mopani Wood, Large

User Ratings: 63 8

Zoo Med MWL First Impressions

"This really does work."

My son got these for his turtle and gecko aquariums. It is a hardwood and doesn't float, so you won't need to anchor it at all. The molding, texture, and general look is really good with this particular product. It even had small branches correctly located to do my mount! It even had small branches correctly located to do my mount! You roll the dice and don't know what you're going to get. This is acceptable to me, because my water stays clean and clear, despite the tint.

  • Zoo Med African Mopani Wood, Large
  • Mopani Wood has been sandblasted clean and is ready to be added to your terrarium.
  • For use in aquariums, remember all natural wood leaches tannins, which discolor water and reduce pH levels.
  • Adding extra carbon to your aquarium filter can help remove any remaining discoloration.
  • Size: LG 16-18""
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 7 x 9 inches; 3.6 Pounds
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Zoo Med MWL Final Thoughts

"Google it."

I have a newly established tank for my Green Spotted puffers. The molding, texture, and general look is really good with this particular product. The water makes the wood a beautiful brown color. Each peice is unique, which makes it fun in my eyes. If I had gotten small pieces I would have boiled them. I'm not sure what people are expecting for this price. Overall, the purchase is definitely worth it.

Overall Score
4.1


(81 Points)

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