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Curing my own manzanita

So While I was riding dirtbikes with my friends I came across a dieing manzanita bush There were dead branches on it so I broke a few nice pieces off and brought them home. Would it be ok to put it into my tank?
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So While I was riding dirtbikes with my friends I came across a dieing manzanita bush There were dead branches on it so I broke a few nice pieces off and brought them home. Would it be ok to put it into my tank?
yes, it would be ok, but let it soak in water in something like a plastic tote for a month first so that you wouldn't have too much tannins in your aquarium. I had an extra 125 gallon aquarium, so I used that. If it's small enough, boil it first.
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yes, it would be ok, but let it soak in water in something like a plastic tote for a month first so that you wouldn't have too much tannins in your aquarium. I had an extra 125 gallon aquarium, so I used that. If it's small enough, boil it first.
This is the preferred option. I would recommend some sort of bleach water soak as well to kill organisms found in the wild that you do not want in you tank. Then treat the wood with dechlorinator to remove the effects of the bleach.


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