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Manzanita wood-Birds section?

So I realized that Manzanita wood is a type of wood that bird keepers use as well.

They are really cheap $$$. Is it safe for these woods that you see in the birds section to be safe for aquarium use?

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Should be safe, as long as you realize that wood floats and needs to be either anchored somehow or immersed in water and weighted down for an extended period to sink.


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yep its one of the woods we use for our babies
I have wondered that question myself, but forget to ask it.
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You've just got to double-check to make sure it hasn't been treated with an antifungal/antibiotic, things like that (I think it's less common for bird wood to be treated, reptile wood often is?)





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You've just got to double-check to make sure it hasn't been treated with an antifungal/antibiotic, things like that (I think it's less common for bird wood to be treated, reptile wood often is?)
Wood for birds is NEVER treated because birds use the wood as natural beak trimmers and napkins etc. They are always natural
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Wood for birds is NEVER treated because birds use the wood as natural beak trimmers and napkins etc. They are always natural
Good to know! I've never kept birds





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Would this work if I took off the metal?

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http://www.manzanita.com/

They do not have an aquarium package listed on the site, but if you contact them by email, they will send you a quote. They have a Small and a Large size available. Stuff is great! Very very inexpensive compared to other wood. Even with the shipping.

Its not presoaked or treated. Its sandblasted though, so its ready to go. I let my sit in a tub of water and an airstone for about 4 weeks and it did just fine.


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