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Old 10-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Found wood in backyard

Can this wood go in my tank? I found it in my friends backyard. Underneath the bark is smooth and looks nice. My friend doesn't use any chemicals in his yard either. I have no idea what kind of tree it came from.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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I've done it, my fish are fine and I got it from a untreated branch
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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Kind of looks like a manzanita branch
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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I took all of the bark and put the branch in my tank... It floats -_- it does look like manzanita though. Do manzanita trees grow in georgia?
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I took all of the bark and put the branch in my tank... It floats -_- it does look like manzanita though. Do manzanita trees grow in georgia?
I don't know if it grows there but with driftwood you will have to sink it in a bucket of water to let the wood soak water so it won't float.
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I don't know if it grows there but with driftwood you will have to sink it in a bucket of water to let the wood soak water so it won't float.
It's too big to fin in a bucket an my mom doesn't want it in the tub. I found a way to put it so the frame of my tank an the substrate ate holding it down.
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It's too big to fin in a bucket an my mom doesn't want it in the tub. I found a way to put it so the frame of my tank an the substrate ate holding it down.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:57 PM   #8
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Water's pretty cloudy because I just reset up the tank after painting the back but here up go. It stretches to each corner diagonally.
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Water's pretty cloudy because I just reset up the tank after painting the back but here up go. It stretches to each corner diagonally.
looks really rad!!
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I remember when my sword looked like that... When I changed my rocks recently I had it otua my tank water too long and it lost like 80% of it leaves.. :-( I hope It grows back
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looks really rad!!
Thanks! I'm going to try to find some more in my yard tomorrow.
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Thanks! I'm going to try to find some more in my yard tomorrow.
i might do the same thing soon for my 10 gallon!
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Thanks! I'm going to try to find some more in my yard tomorrow.
Did you wash the wood?
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Did you wash the wood?
I rinsed it with sink water. After I took the bark off of it.
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Manzanita grows in a lot of places. I don't know though. Press ur fingernail into it. If you can mark it, then it's not safe
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Manzanita grows in a lot of places. I don't know though. Press ur fingernail into it. If you can mark it, then it's not safe
Nope, no marks!
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Nope, no marks!
Then it's a hardwood and most likely safe
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Thanks for the help everybody!
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Here are more pics since the tank is clear now.
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Here are more pics since the tank is clear now.
looks amazing wow
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