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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Is this aquarium safe driftwood?

I found this at petsmart for $6. It was in the reptile section. But looks like the mopani I used in my last tank. Is this aquarium safe?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 07:39 PM
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If it is small enough I would boil it in a pot a couple of time if you can but other than that should be fine. May leach harmless tannin into your aquarium and darken the water but I've never heard of toxic wood for aquariums.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 08:52 PM
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With as much crap hanging off of it as there is I would pass. It just looks like a mess and the amount of work you have to put into it just scares me.

Someone posted that a while ago the 2 chunks of wood I've gotten form them them is good stuff.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 09:00 PM
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Pretty sure that's a chunk of grapevine, not mopani. Use at your own risk; some folks say grapevine holds up fine, others not so much.
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That looks like grapevine to me. It will probably start to rot and make a mess if you put it in your tank.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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Oh well, thought it was too good to be true. Looks like my bearded dragon just got a new toy instead of my fish lol.
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