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Old 05-03-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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safe lumber

what kind of lumber from lowes or home depot is safe for in my aquarium?

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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For what? Hood? Stand? Inside aquarium(which I wouldn't recommend).

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Old 05-04-2012, 02:32 AM   #3
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Wood from hardware stores is generally treated with chemicals to stop rot and the elements bugs an such even if it hasnt its probably in someway come into contact with it so you should probably think about an alternative
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the kind without chemicals. and even then soak it in boiling water for nice and long
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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Plenty of better sources than Home Depot or Lowes? I have a local mill by me, "non treated" pine, ash and oak. I know people get it to create furniture.

I guess the question is what is it for?
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