Thread: Wood with tree sap
12-13-2009, 12:42 AM #1
Wood with tree sap
Well that big piece of driftwood I wrote about earlier I must have been smoking something because its an tree stump. It has tree sap Im wondering if I boil this sucker will it be safe for the water? Or will the tree sap do something to the water/fish
12-13-2009, 12:48 AM #2
im not familiar with this, but if you soak it in hot water for a week or so and let it dry then soak it again it should get rid of most of the harmful stuff. green trees fall in lakes all the time, so the sap should not have a problem. what wood is it?
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12-13-2009, 12:54 AM #3Originally Posted by sunfishman
12-13-2009, 01:00 AM #4
12-13-2009, 01:15 AM #5
From what I was finding when looking for wood, it is highly recommended to use a hardwood since they will not decompose so rapidly and cause problems with the water parameters.
12-13-2009, 01:28 AM #6Originally Posted by wlepse
12-13-2009, 01:37 AM #7Banned Bull shark
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If there's a LFS near you, they may have it. We've gotten some fairly cheaply at our LFS. Good luck!
12-13-2009, 02:04 AM #8Originally Posted by Jill
Petco has driftwood for $30 I might have to suck it up and get that.
12-13-2009, 02:06 AM #9
12-13-2009, 02:30 AM #10
It doesn't have to be "drift" wood, just need to be hardwood, not soft wood. You can also get wood online fairly cheap. You can always look up hardwood species of trees and see what is in your area. Then get dead wood and soak first before putting in your tank.55 gallon planted community
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