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Thread: Driftwood problems
07-09-2013, 08:01 PM #11
So, I grew impatient last night with no one chiming in with opinions on the type of wood and decided to go for it. I had soaked it the night before in a large container so they were completely covered, no problem sinking and very little tannins the next day. Doesn't appear that the water in my tank has darken at all either (although I wouldn't mind if it did a little).
From what I have read about grapewood (if it is by chance not mopani) is there is the possibility that it would deteriorate faster. Any other issues with it I am unaware of?
And what of this "white fluffy stuff" Strider199? Is this referring to a possible fungus grow on newly placed driftwood I have read about? I would actually dig that if it doesn't throw anything else off. Is it possible to make this happen? :p
I'm undecided on a BN. I am considering bottom dwellers to be a couple bamboo shrimp, a few glass shrimp, and a small school of panda or pygmy corys. Are BN beneficial in a tank with a good amount of driftwood?Tank 1: 1.5 gal planted male crowntail betta tank
Tank 2: 26 gal bow front- planted with sand and drift wood- currently cycling
07-09-2013, 08:16 PM #12
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From what I've read on here and other sites, people experienced episodes of mass die-off after adding grapewood to their tanks.
I don't know about how well plecos would do with your stocking, but they sure love driftwood and need it in their tanks!
07-10-2013, 03:53 AM #13
Grapewood is basically poison for fish, but don't worry thats not grapewood, it's mopani. I've never seen mopani branchy like that its really cool, but you can tell from the underside thats what it is.
And a BN is required in every tank IMO, they are just the coolest fish. I have had one in every single one of my tanks. People will say they need this or they need that, but the tank bred ones you get at the store can live in anything. Just make sure they have enough vegetable matter to eat and they will be healthy. And they do love to chew on wood."At some point you aren't making the animal more dead...You are just making a bigger mess." - Demjor19