Originally Posted by Faye
I think you're right about Mopani, it's pretty heavy for such a small piece of wood and looking at pictures is looks a lot like it. it sunk right away and I didn't have a problem with the wood floating.
Awesome! Mopani is one of my favorite types for sure since it just has great weight to it and you can pretty much do anything with it. Malaysian is sort of light, it depends on the piece but it can be pretty heavy as well and will normally sink right away too. I find that Malaysian has more of a velvety look to it like it is softer where Mopani is burly and gnarled looking, Malaysian also tends to be straighter pieces; well...the ones I've owned have been more straight. I'm sure it's possible for Malaysian to be just as bendy and curvy as Mopani, it's just from my experience is all ^_^
Either way, your tank looks fantastic!