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Wood, Any kind?

Question about types of wood thats considered Aquarium Safe Driftwood.

I was hiking in my area and came upon some dried up branches and stuff in the river. Can I use these as driftwood?

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You want to use hardwood, with no bark. Soft woods will rot too quickly.

I'd also boil the wood first to make sure to kill any nasties that might want to hitch a ride into your tank.





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You want to use hardwood, with no bark. Soft woods will rot too quickly.

I'd also boil the wood first to make sure to kill any nasties that might want to hitch a ride into your tank.
Correct indeed and you could end up with Dragonfly, Damselfly, Stonefly, and a host of other predators so as mentioned oil first!

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You want to use hardwood, with no bark. Soft woods will rot too quickly.

I'd also boil the wood first to make sure to kill any nasties that might want to hitch a ride into your tank.
Real life diseases are nasty and do as LL suggests boiling the wood. Then I personally would quarantine it in a bucket for a week to see what left over stuff comes out of it, couple water changes and your Prize-Wood will be in your tank. *N/M that didn't come out right*

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