View Full Version : Safe wood

06-15-2006, 06:07 PM
I found a small log half buried in the ground the other day. It came off a small pine-like tree in our yard. Is it safe for my aquarium?
it looks like it has been dead for years, but I'm not sure. It also had a lot of dirt on it. I have been soaking it for a few days now, and the water does not turn yellow any more.

06-16-2006, 11:42 AM
I'm not sure if it's safe. But I read (on this forum) that you can put it on hot water so it would not tint your water (like a brown).

06-16-2006, 12:27 PM
If it is from a pine type tree I would be concerned about the pine tar that may still be in the wood.

06-16-2006, 03:07 PM
Yes. There might also be roblems with fungus if you found it on land. It is better to try and find a piece of wood that allready have been submerged in water for a few years.

06-16-2006, 04:39 PM
oh, ok. thanks everybody