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Re: [APD] driftwood
Search through the old AB archives, from maybe 1-2 years ago. There was
a post by someone who 'scaped an aquarium using ceder collected while
fishing. I believe he had been using found ceder for some time;
although, any negative reactions to adding a species of wood to an
aquarium would probably be apparent with in a few days providing one did
regular water changes(ie there is a possibility of toxin buildup in
tanks that go long periods with out water changes and only top offs)
Personally, the notion that something is bad simply because it smells
bad is absurd. I am very allergic to the air born dust of various
rosewood species but I guarantee somewhere in SA there are fish shimming
right next to submerged logs of the same stuff;)
Derek Parr wrote:
> Intuition told me the same thing... but intuition is sometimes wrong.
> Besides, I've thrown alot of stuff from the woods into various tanks
> with no problems. So my present thinking is that alot of it is just
> paranoia. It would be nice to have some facts or somebody's experience
> to go by. Has anyone ever tried cedar? If so, how did it work out?
> Vaughn Hopkins wrote:
>> Intuition tells me that a wood that kills moths and fungus just might
>> also kill fish. Cedar, Juniper, Redwood, come to mind. But, I also
>> know that some tropical hardwoods are poisonous even to humans. I
>> resisted adding any wood to my tank for that reason, but what I finally
>> did add, from the LFS, hasn't caused any problems.
>> Vaughn H.
>> On Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 09:50 AM, RMGTBTS at aol_com wrote:
>>> i spoke with wilma duncan (google Wilma's Home on the Web) who does a
>>> bit of
>>> collecting and sells driftwood and inquired about using wood from
>>> evergreens in an aquarium.
>>> i quote " Do not use woods such as cedar and pine as they contain
>>> which will leak into the water column and are poisonous."
>>> i think this would apply to all conifers.
>>> rich green
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