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Old 05-05-2019, 11:47 AM   #1
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Grape wood

Hello everyone. A couple months back I got a nice piece of grape wood from the reptile section at my local petco for only $3. I really wanted to put it in my tank but there were a few problems I came across.
1) I heard grape wood rots quickly
2) I read that reptile wood sometimes has chemicals poisonous to fish on it.
I donít know if I should include it in my tank and I wonít if it will cause issues. Thanks for any advice in advance!
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Hello, I've never used grapewood but I've read that it takes a few yrs for it to rot. People on other sites say that it develops a nasty slime & gives off lots of tannins after being submerged for a while. It may also contain pesticides to kill termites while in storage. Hope this helps!
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Hello, I've never used grapewood but I've read that it takes a few yrs for it to rot. People on other sites say that it develops a nasty slime & gives off lots of tannins after being submerged for a while. It may also contain pesticides to kill termites while in storage. Hope this helps!


Thanks for the response! I probably wonít end up using it because I donít want to risk anything
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