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Can i put any type of wood in my tank?

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Can i put any type of wood in my tank?

Postby ismellfishy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:25 am

or does it have to be the driftwood that they sell in fish stores? I have some cool dried branches that would look sweet with moss on it but i'm not sure if a different type of wood could do damage to the water. What do you guys have to say?
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Postby jweb » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:44 am

you can use any wood, just make sure you boil the hell out of it. Boil it for hours then pour out the tannin stained water and boil it again, do this until the water isn't turning brown anymore. If you don't your tank water will be brown, and you could introduce something unwanted into your tank. If the piece is too large, well. I guess your out of luck on boiling it. So just make sure it has been out of water for a while and there is no chance of bad stuff being on or in it.
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