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    Question Aquarium safe driftwood??


    0 Not allowed!
    Long story short i will be spending next week in the north of Scotland at a marine centre Doing some volunteer work. I have been there before and nearby there is a beach that harbours loads of driftwood. It sits at an estuary and in every 24hours loads more appears.

    I would be able to bring stuff back, however i dont really know what to look for, or even if it is aquarium safe.

    All my aquarium wood has so far been shop bought.

    Tips, hints, suggestions, advice?

    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    0 Not allowed!
    The estuary's in this country are protected and we aren't allowed to take anything from them, so first, be certain you are allowed to take the driftwood. Look for hard wood, if you can get your fingernail in it, it isn't suitable for your aquarium.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    0 Not allowed!
    Not experienced with collecting driftwood but if it was in saltwater I think you will be soaking it for a very very long time...

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    0 Not allowed!
    Driftwood is free game over here mommy. There is actually a big driftwood art type thing here.

    I would obviously soak any wood i collect, scrub it, and boil it. Anything else??
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    0 Not allowed!
    Wow - having unlimited driftwood - how lucky can you get huh? LOL
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    Thanks for the rep/compliments! - mojosodope Thanks for the rep the other day, cheers - Cliff ...they go with snow, right? - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
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    0 Not allowed!
    Why can you not take driftwood in america??
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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