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Old 10-24-2014, 01:09 AM   #1
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Is it okay to put any old logs or branches from a river in my fish tank?
I have one in the tank from when I set up my tank. It was out of a river but it was only small though about 50 cm long 20 cm thick. It floated for months then snuck to the bottom of the tank. I was gutted but it still looks nice.
I want to put one in a lot bigger in this time will it be okay to do?

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Old 10-25-2014, 03:17 AM   #2
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Yeah not a problem as long as it's a hardwood. I'd suggest boilin the log or soaking in hot water to kill and nasties and help with water logging.
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okay thank you will do that can I put little bleach or ammonia in water to or is there no need to?
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I wouldn't as wood will absorb water and chemicals in it. You could do a bleach soak but then you'd have to do a big soak of clean water changing daily to get the bleach out.
Simple answer no it's not neccessary.
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cool okay thank you very much
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