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You may also want to be careful with certain roots which exude a poison, such as bamboo and /or Nightshade family.
 

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What about pieces of wood from needle trees, like fir or cedar?
Are they suitable for an aquarium, and can you really get rid of all the resin in it, by boiling it or whatever?

I don't have any plans, I'm just wondering... :smile:
 

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mbraun15 said:
i heard drift wood isnt good for the tank for a few reasons anyone know anything about it
properly prepared driftwood is great for the tank, and even better for the fish. Makes it more natural. If it is not properly prepared it could cause problems. Look at Nate's preparation for driftwood if you dont know how.
 

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yeah keep a pleco if you can too, the will help polish the driftwood for you, the live off of the wood and algae on the wood

There are specific types of wood though that are best for driftwood, I just cannot remember what types
 

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also some driftwood can slowly alter your pH usually by dropping the value. But this is very slowly done and usually not problems arise from this aspect
 
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