Can I use the skeleton of a long dead rhododendron as aquarium wood?

Jenay

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I've got two dead rhodies in my yard, and while contemplating their removal the other day, I noticed that the dried out branches have a really nice shape to them.

Does anyone know if these are safe for use in a freshwater aquarium?
 

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I can't give a real knowledgeable answer but I believe the latest rage [ spider wood ] is azalea roots ??
I " wood " think if de barked it should be fine ..
Don't over look the roots ...
 
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coralbandit said:
I can't give a real knowledgeable answer but I believe the latest rage [ spider wood ] is azalea roots ??
I " wood " think if de barked it should be fine ..
Don't over look the roots ...
Thanks. I will look up the correct method of doing that... And confirm that "spider wood" is in fact azalea. I thought that stuff was just small Manzanita roots.
 

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I can’t imagine rodi’s would cause you issues especially if long dead and dried out. Not sure how long they would hold up. Only consideration is rodi’s like acidic soil so might drip your ph a bit.
 
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Thanks. I'll see if I can find someone local, and see if they've ever tried it, and if it's worth the trouble... Rhodies are EVERYWHERE around here, to the point that some people consider them a pest shrub. (Insane, because they're gorgeous.)
 
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