I read up on driftwood before ordering one myself. I have a cycled 30 gallon hex aquarium with more that a dozen schooling tetras and a colony of about 20 cherry shrimp. I wanted to upgrade with driftwood; to make the tank look more natural and have a hidding place for baby shrimp. I cured it in a bucket of warm water for 4 days, it leached out quite a bite of tannins. The first day, the water turned dark brown, then the second less, and so forth. I srubbed it and rinced after the fourth day, attatched moss and java ferns and in the tank it went. The piece is random, whatever they send you, I got a nice curved piece with holes in it. I like it a lot and it looks great in my aquarium. The day after in the tank shrimp were already coming out of it and grazing the surface. Also, for size it it perfect for a 10 gallon or 20 gallon hex tank.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]