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Re: [APD] Twigs?
I've never had an issue using bleach alone. Your mileage may vary though.
Joel Fizette wrote:
> I think I remember reading somewhere that copper sulphate is used to control
> Now are you saying to mix hyrochloric acid and copper sulphate together?
> I'm planning on collecting some wood soon.
> would a bleach bath do just as well?
> On 5/2/07, Richard J. Sexton <richard at aquaria_net> wrote:
>> At 02:23 PM 5/1/07 -0700, you wrote:
>>> I was at the Vancouver Public Aquarium this weekend and I saw they had a
>>> really interesting Checkerboard Dwarf Cichlid set-up which was
>>> interesting for two reasons:
>>> 1. Stocking: They had allot of checkerboards in the tank, I think it
>>> must have easily been one checkerboard per 25cm^3 of tank bottom!
>>> 2. Twigs & Branches: They'd used twigs and very small branches (diameter
>>> less than 4cm) to create lots & lots of territory markers for the
>>> cichlids, which is how I'm guessing they managed to get so many dwarves
>>> into the tank without a blood bath.
>>> My query is where can I get similar branches and twigs that would be
>>> suitable for a South American set-up and that would not float? I've
>>> never seen any size or shape of bog wood smaller/finer than the
>>> chunk/lumps of bogwood that's at least the size of your fist offered for
>>> sale at stores...
>> Use waterlogged sticks from a river if you like to live dangerously,
>> or let some dry sticks soak they they are waterlogged. Or glue them
>> with silicone to a couple of large flat rocks.
>> You should disinfect any wild wood - soak in copper sulphate and a
>> acid rinse will kill anything.
>> Alum and salt would probably do the trick too.
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