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Old 12-24-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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grapevine in aquariums

I have grapes growing in my backyard and would like to use the dead pruned vines in my tank. I never use pesticides of any type in my yard. I am getting mixed messages from research on the internet. Has anyone here actually put grapevine in their tank, and what were your results???
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I have grapevine in a few of my tanks. Here's the problems I'm having with them:

They rot quicker than harder woods like maylasian DW. Mine are getting soft and falling apart (my plecos love them though)

After a few years they have developed a smell to them.

I'm slowly replacing them. For the record, I also suggest avoiding manzantia for the same reasons. My hard woods; malaysian and mopani are holding up much better.
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I agree with DragonFish. I live in wine valley, so I know a few people who have done the grapevine thing. They had the same issue with it breaking down more rapidly than other things. Other than that, I have not heard of it actually negatively affecting the water chemistry or anything.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info! I'm glad to know it doesn't actually hurt the water/fish. My problem is I have a 27 hex that is really tall. All the wood I've seen that would look good is incredibly expensive. I think I will try it since I seem to have an endless supply of the stuff, and could replace it if it falls apart.

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