Editor's Choice - Our Favorite SubstrateSource Aquarium Décor Wood

1. SubstrateSource "Cholla Wood Aquarium Driftwood 4 Inch - 3 Pieces

User Ratings: 61 7

SubstrateSource H1A01001-003 First Impressions

"No floaters."

Based on other reviews some things are certain. You can bend and trim to some extent to help conform it to your particular space. But up close it is obvious where the branches connect and makes it look fake. I got a small piece and it is fairly large. I highly recommend this driftwood and I would buy it again. I am rarely a fan of artificial aquarium decor. If you have a small tank this is a problem.

  • SubstrateSource "Cholla Wood Aquarium Driftwood 4 Inch - 3 Pieces
  • Three pieces of assorted diameter dried Cholla husk. Each 4 inches long.
  • Use as decorative aquarium driftwood or aquatic plant base.
  • Attracts biofilm for surface rasping/foraging fish and shrimp.
  • Approximately 4 inches long and 0.5-1.25 inches in diameter.
  • SubstrateSource guide included.
  • Manufacture: SubstrateSource
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.1 x 1.7 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SubstrateSource H1A01001-003
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

SubstrateSource H1A01001-003 Final Thoughts

"Thank you for the gift!"

I was unsure when I ordered what type of wood they would be. Not as big as I thought, but still two nice pieces! I received it today and am very happy with what i got. I've now ordered 2 large and 2 medium. You could also leave off a section branch and use it separately in your design. The clean water pic is after 7 days and 3 full water changes. I received it today and am very happy with what i got.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(249 Points)

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2. SubstrateSource "Cholla Tubes Aquarium Driftwood Decoration 4 Inches

User Ratings: 74

SubstrateSource First Impressions

"Just received today."

Also, I woke up this morning to the biggest bubble nest! I then left it in cold water doing an occasional change for almost 2 weeks. Each peice is unique, which makes it fun in my eyes. They have great color and character. We wanted something simple& classy for our aquarium& this really fit the bill! Slightly larger tanks can make something fit better. If you have a small tank this is a problem.

  • SubstrateSource "Cholla Tubes Aquarium Driftwood Decoration 4 Inches
  • Three pieces of assorted diameter dried Cholla husk. Each 4 inches long.
  • Use as decorative aquarium driftwood or aquatic plant base.
  • Attracts biofilm for surface rasping/foraging fish and shrimp.
  • Approximately 4 inches long and 1.5-2.25 inches in diameter.
  • Manufacture: SubstrateSource
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SubstrateSource
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

SubstrateSource Final Thoughts

"Especially not 5 of them."

Depending on the type of wood this may take months to go away. The quality is really good and it looked really pretty sitting in my empty tank. I like the authenticity of these pieces. I love how this project fits in my leopard geckos tank she loves it. I boiled mine for two hours and the water was almost black. I was originally going to buy the black version, but it sold out before I could. The branches need to be securely assembled to avoid them coming loose and floating.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(12 Points)

3. Zoo Med Laboratories AZMMAJ Mopani Wood Jumbo, 20 to 24-Inch

User Ratings: 74 7

Zoo Med 976164 First Impressions

"Great purchase."

The mopane wood is two-toned, with a very light tone and a black tone. Item was replaced in a very timely manner. However, this particular product is exceptional. It has live plants, and last week I finally added the fish. The pieces can be trimmed if needed and positioned as you need for placement. It comes in black, which gives drama to the hardscape. If I had gotten small pieces I would have boiled them.

  • Zoo Med Laboratories AZMMAJ Mopani Wood Jumbo, 20 to 24-Inch
  • Zoo Med Laboratories opani Wood
  • A beautiful two color African hardwood for aquariums or terrariums
  • One of the hardest and densest woods available; sinks immediately in aquariums and unlike driftwood, will not rot
  • Zoo Med Laboratories opani Wood
  • A beautiful two color African hardwood for aquariums or terrariums
  • One of the hardest and densest woods available; sinks immediately in aquariums and unlike driftwood, will not rot
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 976164
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Zoo Med 976164 Final Thoughts

"Great product."

It is a hardwood and doesn't float, so you won't need to anchor it at all. The branches do not bend, but the joints can be rotated to get different positions. I like aquariums to be and look as realistic as possible. Item was replaced in a very timely manner. You have NO IDEA what it will look like, or how big it will actually be. Not as big as I thought, but still two nice pieces! We wanted something simple& classy for our aquarium& this really fit the bill!

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(16 Points)

4. NilocG Aquatics 4 Pieces 7-8" Long Natural Cholla Wood for Aquarium Decoration

User Ratings: 62 11

NilocG Aquatics First Impressions

"Especially not 5 of them."

I got a small piece and it is fairly large. I like to aquascape with realism to imitate an aquatic habitat. The ones I received were five pieces of mopani. Not as big as I thought, but still two nice pieces! We wanted something simple& classy for our aquarium& this really fit the bill! Also, I woke up this morning to the biggest bubble nest! I feel the seller provides precisely what they offer.

  • NilocG Aquatics 4 Pieces 7-8" Long Natural Cholla Wood for Aquarium Decoration
  • 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NilocG Aquatics
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

NilocG Aquatics Final Thoughts

"It's very nice."

Boiled them for several hours then let dry in the full sun. All in all, we are very happy with our purchase! Somewhat smaller in diameter than I assumed. If I had gotten small pieces I would have boiled them. I received it today and am very happy with what i got. My son got these for his turtle and gecko aquariums. I then soaked it in a bucket overnight with hot water.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(39 Points)

5. SunGrow Cholla Wood for Air Plants, Whimsical Hobo Chic Planters for Spanish Moss, Book Dividers, Pa...

User Ratings: 50 8

SunGrow I9-NAQ8-3JTB First Impressions

"I have a 75gal."

Overall, if you need a few smaller pieces of wood, this should work for you. I have a newly established tank for my Green Spotted puffers. Covered in moss for extra protection. Be sure to follow the directions for de-tanning the wood. I really love the piece and it was well worth what I paid for it. This alone will not drop it to the low numbers some fish need. My filter should take care of any water discoloration from this driftwood.

  • SunGrow Cholla Wood for Air Plants, Whimsical Hobo Chic Planters for Spanish Moss, Book Dividers, Paper Weights and More
  • ONE-OF-A-KIND ANCHORS FOR AIR PLANTS --- Unique and wonderful works of art, each piece of Cholla wood has a distinct color, texture, and shape that makes them the perfect anchor for pink quill or maxima. Air plants are characterized by curling cool verdant leaves and the weathered look of our Cholla wood compliments the cool color and wild shape.
  • GREAT DIY CANVAS --- The exotic texture and color of this fabulous wood provides a great foundation for crafters. It could be used to replace candles in a chandelier for a shabby chic look or as book dividers for a seaside resort style. The possibilities are endless.
  • ADDS A SPECIAL TOUCH TO GIFTS --- Thread your ribbon through this beautiful wood and wrap around your present. It will add interest, a personal touch and become a bonus gift to the recipient.
  • MAKE A UNIQUE CENTERPIECE --- Air plants are incredibly adaptable and hardy. With our Cholla wood, you can design an abstract or romantic centerpiece for your dining room by piling and stacking the wood with air moss. SunGrow’s imaginative s-hook glass terrarium (sold separately) will give you a magazine-worthy look.
  • NO HARDWARE REQUIRED --- SunGrow’s Cholla wood is an amazing value. This value-pack of 6 unique pieces is small enough to fit on a window sill, office desk, or nightstand. You can display your peach or medusa air plants without adding holes to your walls.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow I9-NAQ8-3JTB
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

SunGrow I9-NAQ8-3JTB Final Thoughts

"I was WRONG."

Nice twisted pieces with some personality. The pieces can be trimmed if needed and positioned as you need for placement. That means that you have to insert smaller plastic branches onto the trunk. My shrimp and fish love it plus it looks great in the tank. My shrimp liked to crawl around and eat off this. Hopefully in a little while they will sink. I am glad it is in my tank and adds something natural that the fish should enjoy.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(48 Points)

6. PINVNBY Large Driftwood for Aquarium Decorations Natural Assorted Branches Dearded Dragon Tank Acces...

User Ratings: 48 8

PINVNBY First Impressions

"5 inches at it's tallest."

Not as big as I thought, but still two nice pieces! Just what I wanted, couldn't be happier! I received it today and am very happy with what i got. I have a newly established tank for my Green Spotted puffers. I ordered the Large Piece and it's about 17 inches Long. The molding, texture, and general look is really good with this particular product. I love them and they were packaged well.

  • PINVNBY Large Driftwood for Aquarium Decorations Natural Assorted Branches Dearded Dragon Tank Accessories Terrarium Decor
  • Made of high grade driftwood, solid and durable, long lasting in underwater or arid environments
  • Authentic natural wood adds realistic beauty.Unique shapes that adds to the aesthetic value of the tank
  • sturdy branch is perfect for decoration and reptiles to climb on.It can also used to create moss tree in the fish tank;also, perfect for home garden landscape design!
  • Your driftwood will quickly become the focal point of your aquarium decor. Nocturnal fish,ghost shrimp and smaller fish like a driftwood shelter for hiding
  • Each driftwood piece is unique and hand selected large Sizes varies from 14 to 18 inches in length.Each pieces are carefully selected, the pictures shown are only some of the
  • Manufacture: PINVNBY
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 3.9 x 6.9 inches; 1.8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PINVNBY
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

PINVNBY Final Thoughts

"They look great!"

I am very big on using natural materials when I aquascape. If you have a small tank this is a problem. I love how this project fits in my leopard geckos tank she loves it. The first is you won't know what you have until it comes. When I stand back and look at it, it looks really great. The fish love it and it's a great addition to the aquarium. You can just scrape or brush it off and suck it up with a water change.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(80 Points)

7. Amtra Mystic Wood, 15-20 cm

User Ratings: 47 18

Amtra A8047547 First Impressions

"Worth every penny."

If I had gotten small pieces I would have boiled them. Surprisingly, tarter I put it into the tank, I see no tanin at all. This is acceptable to me, because my water stays clean and clear, despite the tint. I was unsure when I ordered what type of wood they would be. Make sure you boil the item before adding to your set up. This alone will not drop it to the low numbers some fish need. I have another 5 Gallon Marine and Portrait to setup.

  • Amtra Mystic Wood, 15-20 cm
  • Aquariums ornaments for freshwater aquariums and terrarium
  • Asian
  • Natural wood
  • Sinking
  • Lenght about 20 cm
  • Manufacture: CROCI
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 7.87 x 2.76 inches; 5.29 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amtra A8047547
  • Quality [star rating='2.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Amtra A8047547 Final Thoughts

"Great purchase."

It blends wonderfully with my other natural decor. It's a lottery when buying driftwood online. My filter should take care of any water discoloration from this driftwood. I bought three of these and all three are only 11 inches long at their longest edge. I changed the soaking water 3 times. I'm not sure what people are expecting for this price. Mostly straighter bits of wood in the lake bottom, etc.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(107 Points)

8. Emours Aquarium Driftwood Tropical Fish Plant Habitat Decor Varies Size, Small & Large,2 pcs Pack by...

User Ratings: 54 13

Emours Pet 4334830881 First Impressions

"6 of them to be exact."

He has 3 in a 20 gallon aquarium, and 1 in a small aquarium. Surprisingly, tarter I put it into the tank, I see no tanin at all. The pieces can be trimmed if needed and positioned as you need for placement. This was a very large but great realistic piece for our aquarium. I cant wait to see what it will look like. A little apprehensive after reading some reviews. They say to boil it, but I can't find a pot big enough to do so.

  • Emours Aquarium Driftwood Tropical Fish Plant Habitat Decor Varies Size, Small & Large,2 pcs Pack by Emours Pet
  • Authentic natural wood adds realistic beauty
  • Long lasting in underwater or arid environments
  • Visual variety - no two pieces are alike, different sizes and different looking.length size varies from 20cm-30cm/ 7.8inch - 11inch ,width size range from 16cm-25cm/ 6.3inch - 9.8inch
  • You can decoration the landscape, crawler box, aquatic animals habitat or more
  • Note: If you need to put the driftwood into water, before using, soaked the dirfwood in water about 10-15 days to have good underwater effect
  • Manufacture: Pet accessories
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Emours Pet 4334830881
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Emours Pet 4334830881 Final Thoughts

"Yes years."

I was originally going to buy the black version, but it sold out before I could. Be sure to follow the directions for de-tanning the wood. My shrimp liked to crawl around and eat off this. Overall, the purchase is definitely worth it. You can just scrape or brush it off and suck it up with a water change. The fish love it and it's a great addition to the aquarium. Just what I wanted, couldn't be happier!

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(125 Points)

9. JBJ Lighting Natural Driftwood for Decorating Freshwater Aquariums

User Ratings: 56

JBJ Lighting MEDIUM First Impressions

"It's very nice."

He is saving the other driftwood for a tomato frog he wants. I got a small piece and it is fairly large. You could also leave off a section branch and use it separately in your design. I am very big on using natural materials when I aquascape. I am glad it is in my tank and adds something natural that the fish should enjoy. It's totally normal for natural wood to grow a white biofilm. You can just scrape or brush it off and suck it up with a water change.

  • JBJ Lighting Natural Driftwood for Decorating Freshwater Aquariums
  • Long lasting in underwater or arid environments
  • Visual variety - no two pieces are alike
  • So naturals if you found it yourself
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 15 x 4 inches; 1.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JBJ Lighting MEDIUM
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

JBJ Lighting MEDIUM Final Thoughts

"I'm just being picky."

I like the authenticity of these pieces. It comes from a reliable company and is very pretty to look at. I have another 5 Gallon Marine and Portrait to setup. I received some nice pieces for sure. It just brings it a little closer to the 7 range. This was a very large but great realistic piece for our aquarium. The first is you won't know what you have until it comes.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(26 Points)

10. Blue Ribbon Driftwood Centerpiece with Plants

User Ratings: 44 13

Blue Ribbon EE-638 First Impressions

"Who knows."

It's totally normal for natural wood to grow a white biofilm. When I stand back and look at it, it looks really great. I recieved a Fluval Mopani Driftwood. I was originally going to buy the black version, but it sold out before I could. I am very big on using natural materials when I aquascape. I received it today and am very happy with what i got. The stone bottom helps it not float but I still had to anchor.

  • Blue Ribbon Driftwood Centerpiece with Plants
  • Safe for all Fresh or Salt Water Aquariums and Terrariums as well
  • Durable quality and non-toxic; made from high quality resin (not real Driftwood)
  • Authentically detailed life-like
  • Can be used in both an Aquarium and Terrarium
  • Measures approximately 13.5"L x 5.25"W x 8.25"H
  • Manufacture: Blue Ribbon Pet Products, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 5.25 x 8.25 inches; 1.81 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blue Ribbon EE-638
  • Quality [star rating='2.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.9']

Blue Ribbon EE-638 Final Thoughts

"This really does work."

I am going to boil it tomorrow and then let it sit in water until the tank comes. For the price, I received 5 useful and interesting pieces. I have a larger tank over 50 gallons to 2 worked for my purposes. I was originally going to buy the black version, but it sold out before I could. I then soaked it in a bucket overnight with hot water. EDIT, boiled the wood for 2 hours and they sank. Photos show first and second order.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(143 Points)

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