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Question brush wood

Can I put sagebrush in my tank?? there is some really cool looking sagebrush around my house that i want to put in my tank
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No way! General rule of thumb: if it smells strong, DON'T use it.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_tridentata

I bet you can find some manzanita branches that'll create the same effect though. Good luck!

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Haha first off the stuff doesnt smell period and I'm not sure where to get manzanita wood
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No way! General rule of thumb: if it smells strong, DON'T use it.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_tridentata

I bet you can find some manzanita branches that'll create the same effect though. Good luck!
Sage brush is not actually sage. but "Sagebrush has a strong pungent fragrance, especially when wet, which is not unlike common sage. It is, however, unrelated to common sage and has a bitter taste. It is thought that this odor serves to discourage browsing" -wiki

I am not sure on this. It says it is supposed to have an odor so I would be worried about something seeping into the tank. Although this odor may just be from the leaves and not the wood. Sorry that I can't answer your question.
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I would think it would be a very soft wood that would rot quickly in the tank. Why don't you collect a bit and soak it. If it goes soft through out it surely isn't suitable. Then you can think on the dangerous issue.

Lots of wood has nasty sap when green but sap is gone when naturally dried out. My bunny would eat dry oleander leaves which when green are very poisonous.


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hmm well maybe I can find a manzanita stump, anyone have a good place to find one?
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Give it a shot. Dont jsut stick it in a tank full of beloved fish straight away
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