I live in Colorado, so most of the trees here are Aspen or Pine. Some Oak here and there in yards. I am wanting to have long skinny branches come down into my SA planted tank to make it look like roots from above. A couple years ago my sister and her hubby (who live by me) trimmed down one of their Aspen trees. In her back yard are a bunch of branches exactly like I am looking for! Since the wood has been stuffed in a corner of their yard a couple years its all dried out and all I would need to do is cut it to size, sand it down and boil it really good.
Question: does anyone know if Aspen would harm a tank? I know to stay away from Pine because of its bark and sap, but not sure about Aspen. Its dead, so no green in the wood. I really want to use it, I can cut pieces that are branched perfect for what I have in mind!
These pieces range from 1-3" wide and would be as long as I need to make them look like roots coming down from above. Also thinking about a couple branching pieces for my African tank too. I know my Acei would love that! I know to watch Ph in that tank if I do.
Aspen Tree Branches OK?
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