I'm new to aquascaping and have not yet started my tank yet as I am gathering as much information as I can before starting and one of the things I'm really uncertain about is the use of wood in a tank. The wood I want I can't seem to find as it's just straight up and down (a branch) except I need several. I've read that you shouldn't use wood from say..your back yard, that it's best to just buy it, but as I stated I want a specific kind of wood. I've also read that you have to boil it, but if that's true for how long do I boil it and with just water? http://www.pinterest.com/pin/251497960416614407/ <--- This is what I've got my mind set on making and this is the type of wood I would like to use. Also, can anyone tell me what plants are being used here or what would come close? I just need general ideas. Thanks so much.