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Old 05-18-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how cottonwood or mesquite would do in a tank?
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IIRC cottonwood is a soft wood and that wouldn't work well at all, Mesquite I have no idea.

Just remember the wood WILL break down eventually so the softer it is, the quicker it goes.
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How about Oak?

Does anyone know about Mesquite wood? From the research I've seen some say yes, some say no. If not can anyone tell me why? It is very abundant around here and I've seen some pieces that would look awesome in a tank.
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I don't see why oak wouldn't work. That's fairly hard and should hold up well and, depending on its visible grain, if any, would look pretty cool.
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I don't see why oak wouldn't work. That's fairly hard and should hold up well and, depending on its visible grain, if any, would look pretty cool.
Nice i might have to take a walk by the river and see if i can pick up a cool piece...such a hard job...
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