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redwood in aquariums?

I found some washed up redwood on the beach a few weeks ago. Would this be ok to put in the tank?

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if you do a search on "redwood" you'll
find it discussed many times here on PTF.

the consensus here is you might be able to use it,
separately soak it for several weeks in used tank water,
then check for signs of white slim biodegrading.


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I've used it for years.
Still do.
It's about the most coveted of the wood I like.

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Not to sound westocentric, but I'm not familiar with east coast redwoods. What species have y'all got out there? I'm guessing something other than Sequoia.
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I'm guessing something other than Sequoia.
LOL, that would require a pretty big tank...

hey, when are you redwood users
gonna post some photos, grrrr....

does redwood generally float or sink?


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Grin ... those east coast redwoods are almost never seen.

I forgot to change my sig. we just moved to san diego a few months ago. Since I'm just getting the tank back up, my husband has to put up with wood in the luggage.

Everyone talks about driftwood so I never thought to look for it on the east coast except at the beach. Once when an entire oak tree washed up I thougtht my ship had come in!

Now I'm always on the look out when we hike (not much washes up here). The only wood I've seen in this area is manzanita.

The redwood I got washed up on a beach near mendocino.
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Ooooooooooooohhhhhh. I really wasn't being snarky. I thought maybe cedar type trees qualified or something. Hehe. Botanist I'm not.

Manzanita's pretty in tanks too if you can get a good squirrely piece.
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