Saba Wood Driftwood

Is it safe to put Saba Wood Driftwood in my aquarium?

Aquarium Driftwoods is a decoration that you put in your fish tanks.

The driftwoods can give a beautiful touch to your fish tanks.

It also adds completion features alongside rocks, wood, and stones in aquariums.

There are many types of Driftwood with different shapes and sizes.

Not all types of woods are suitable for aquariums.

Therefore, it is essential to choose suitable wood to make a safe and beautiful aquarium.

The Purpose of Driftwood

Driftwood can help make beautiful visuals for your fish tank, and it offers many benefits for your fish.

However, it often needs to be crafted and protected underwater, or it may discolor the water in your tank.

Driftwood is a wood that has been in bodies of water such as river, sea, and lake for a while that it eventually washed onshore.

Driftwood can become an annoyance when it grows in the wild, but it is commonly used as decoration in fish tanks.

Saba Wood Driftwood

There are various types of Driftwood that you can buy in the market.

However, in this post, we will discuss a particular type of Driftwood called Saba Wood.

You can find Saba Wood Driftwood in South and Central America.

Saba Wood usually grows near river banks or in swamp areas.

Saba Wood Driftwood is suitable for aquariums.

It has vibrant brown colors, and it has obscure and appealing-shaped branches.

Most of the Saba Wood that is sold for aquariums use resembles a stump with little branches.

When you place Saba Wood Driftwood in your fish tank, it will instantly release a substance called tannins.

Tannins are known to produce good bacteria for an ecosystem in your aquarium.

Before you place it in your fish tank, you should soak new Saba Wood overnight to prevent discoloration on your aquarium water.  

Another option is if your saba driftwood leaks tannins, you can use Purigen to absorb it.

How long does Saba wood take to sink?

It may use up to 2 weeks or also one month for much less permeable timbers to sink.

The simplest method to do this is to boil or steam the Driftwood in water. Saba Wood sinks when it is waterlogged.

Would you please read our article on how to clean Driftwood properly?

Saba driftwood has a spectacularly fine streaking throughout the timber it has a smooth, It looks a little bit like a buffalo horn as far as texture is concerned.

The majority of the timber cost fish tanks appearances such as a stump with bit branching, It is a unique color wood that can add so much glamour to your aquarium.

It has beautiful brown color shading and streaking all over the piece.

For lively-looking Driftwood, Saba wood is a fantastic choice, It’s a gorgeous deep brown sort of color, with unique streak marks in the branches.

It looks unique in both color and shape, making it a good fit for a wide variety of different aquariums.

Aquascape Design Details for an aquatic garden

aquascape with saba wood driftwood

Flower & Vines by Timothy S Gross

Dimensions: 64 × 38 × 46 cm

Volume: 110L

Lighting: Sun LED Light Fixture with 6 LED Bulbs, on for 9 hours daily

Filtration By: Canisteel S canister filter

Plants used in this aquarium:

  • Rotala sp. ‘Colorata.’
  • Hygrophila Pinnatifida
  • Micranthemum Tweediei’ Monte Carlo.’
  • Cardamine Lyrata
  • Myriophyllum sp. ‘Guyana.’
  • Persicaria sp. ‘Kawagoeanum.’
  • Hydrocotyle Tripartita
  • Lomariopsis cf. Linea
  • Callicostella Prabaktiana
  • Bucephalandra sp. ‘Green Wavy.’


  • Brevibora Dorsiocellata
  • Macrotocinclus sp
  • Caridina multidentate
  • Nerite sp

Materials Used:

  • Saba Wood Driftwood
  • Combination  with Local Driftwood
  • Local Stone and Local Sand

Additional Note:

  • Substrate Using ADA Aquasoil Amazonia Light
  • Bubble Magus Autodoser with daily micro and macro dosing
  • Pressurized CO2 on and off with lights
aquarium design with saba wood driftwood in it

In Summary

In conclusion, Saba Wood Driftwood is relatively safe for your aquariums. You can find it easily in stores.

Here are few important key points in this post:

  • Driftwood acts as decoration and a perfect place for good bacteria to strive due to tannin’s substance.
  • Saba Wood has a shape that looks like a stump with branching.
  • Saba Wood can be found in South and Central America.
  • Saba Wood usually grows near river banks or in swamp areas.
  • You have to soak Saba Wood overnight to prevent discoloration on your aquarium water.