Asked by: Tarsilo Nef
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th May, 2020

Can I put any wood in my aquarium?

Any collected wood must be 'dry' to be used in the tank. If branches are still bendy they are retaining some toxic sap. Likewise, if they show any green coloration in the middle of a branch they are too fresh for aquarium use.

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Simply so, what wood is safe for aquariums?

Alder, Apple, Beech, Birch, Cherry, Hawthorn, Heather, Oak, Pear, Sycamore. Unsafe woods for use in an aquarium: Cedar (avoid anything evergreen/coniferous) Cypress, Grapevine – this rots very quickly, Horse chestnut, Lilac – this is poisonous, Ivy – this is poisonous, Pine, Spruce, Walnut, Yew – this is toxic.

how do you treat wood in a fish tank? Do: Cure It The cleaned driftwood should be soaked in water to saturate and “cure” it. Use a large bucket to ensure the driftwood remains fully submerged for at least 1 or 2 weeks to get it completely saturated. Deionized or reverse osmosis water works best because it helps with drawing out the tannins.

Keeping this in consideration, can I use any driftwood for my aquarium?

With so much driftwood to be found just lying on beaches and riverbanks, many fish keepers wonder if it's safe to collect their own. The good news is, yes, it's okay to use some driftwood that you've found yourself. The bad news is it requires quite a lot of cleaning and preparation to make it safe to use.

Can you put any plant in a fish tank?

You should always have real living aquarium plants in a fish tank. Way better than plastic plants. Plants further add dissolved oxygen to the water during the day. Make sure you have plants breed for the aquarium and the proper aquarium soils as most plants need more than just aquarium gravel to grow in.

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