How good is Cedar?
It's time for me to redo the lights on my main 75g. I'm going to go simple DIY and use another set of LED strips. The last build worked well except for a couple of issues I'd like to address before the next build. I used 1x3 pine board to attach the LED strips to just like I used to hang my old AH T5 kit. The only problem I had was the waterproofing I used either wasn't applied correctly and/or not enough layers and I ended up with some pretty warped wood. None of them warped so much that they weren't still usable, but I'd like to avoid it on the next build.
I was wondering if I used cedar 1x and more/better coating if it would more resistant to the warping I've experienced before. I know the furniture grade cedar will be much more expensive, but I really don't need much of it, approximately 12' of board. I can get 1x3x8 kiln dried cedar for around $7 at the local big box store.
TLDR version: Is Cedar board more resistant to moisture-induced warping than pine?