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Re: [APD] Driftwood - Hardwood?
I would not because of the fact that they DO have high levels of tannins
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> [mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com] On Behalf Of Derek Parr
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:59 AM
> To: S. Hieber; aquatic plants digest
> Subject: Re: [APD] Driftwood - Hardwood?
> So there is no danger in putting cedar in an aquarium?
> Considering the strong smell, I always wondered, but never
> got around to asking.
> -derek parr
> S. Hieber wrote:
> > If you are in a stream in a pine or spruce forest, the driftwood in
> > the river is probably spruce, conifer, "softwood." Some softwoods,
> > like cedar can be very hard, and due to their high tannin and oil
> > content, very resistant to bacterial breakdown.
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