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Zoo Med Spider Wood for Aquariums and Terrariums (Small) - 8 to 12 Inch


Item #: MZ1314

Temporarily Out of Stock

Bring a more natural look to your freshwater aquarium with Zoo Med`s Spider Wood, perfect for adding depth and aesthetics with its spider-like limbs.

Spider Wood makes for great cover for shy fish to hide, mimicking their natural habitats. The Spider Wood can also host various plant life, adding an alluring bonsai-like appeal to your aquarium - may have you feeling zen. 


  • Excellent for aquariums, terrariums, paludariums and planted tank set-ups
  • Very low in tannins, will not discolor aquarium water
  • Naturally grown, so no two are alike
  • Pressure washed, heat treated and is ready for use  

Additional information:

Prior to use, it is suggested that the wood be soaked in a separate container so that it becomes waterlogged or weighing it down until it no longer floats.  During the first week of having the wood immersed, beneficial bacteria will feed on small organics within the wood, creating a thin white film on the wood`s surface. This is a natural process, and should dissipate and filter out as the organics are consumed.

Note: Each piece of Spider Wood will vary in shape and are approximate to size.

Manufacturer information

Zoo Med
Over 30 Years of Innovation. Started in 1977 by 19 year old Gary Bagnall and college friend Mark Lemke, ZooMed started as a reptile company out of a one car garage located in Costa Mesa, California. It has evolved into a company that introduced the first American reptile vitamin in 1982 and never looked back! Today the company holds 3 reptile product patents with 3 more pending. Zoo Med`s greatest accomplishment has been the invention of UVB lighting for reptiles, which took place in 1993 and became the standard the world over for Zoos, Veterinarians and the reptile hobbyist.

3 Stars


Reviewed on
September 24, 2020

No, I would not recommend this.

Growing white mold

Pros: Good price and look great

Cons: Growing mold

I boiled it and soaked in water over night before placing them in the tank. After 2 days in my 180 gallons freshwater tank it started to grow white mold and slimy all around. The white molds came off and flowing in the tank. Most of the mold grew out from the end of the branches.

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Reviewed on
June 03, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Nice piece

Pros: Nice quality and fast shipping

Cons: Can't see what you get before you buy

Sent me a very nice piece of spider wood.Cant wait to put it in my tank.Thank you

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Reviewed on
March 17, 2020

No, I would not recommend this.

Spider Wood

Pros: Looks ok but not as the picture. Marine Depot Customer Service.

Cons: Broken up, cut in places, stubby.

Not at all what it appears to be in the picture. However, Marine Depot’s customer service tried to make it right and sent me a second one free of charge.

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