Cholla Wood

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How long can I keep cholla wood in my aquariums? I ended up putting anubias in a bunch to hold them down and so they are easy to move instead of putting on solid drift wood. Can the cholla wood stay in the tanks forever or do they eventually have to get thrown out?
 

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They'll eventually fall apart. The structure of cholla breaks down in water. Each piece is different, but average is 6-12 months (depending on temp and PH).
 

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ive had mine in my tank for a year and it was fine but it did start to dissolve a little in the water....until my puppy got a hold of it while i was cleaning the tank and ate the cholla >.>
 
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Thank you. My dog does like to chew on it. So maybe I should use it to ‘pot’ my plants?
 

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Much slower, I've had a chunk of Tamarack for over 10 years and it hasn't changed noticeably.
 

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Ioana Dog said:
How long can I keep cholla wood in my aquariums? I ended up putting anubias in a bunch to hold them down and so they are easy to move instead of putting on solid drift wood. Can the cholla wood stay in the tanks forever or do they eventually have to get thrown out?
There are a few pieces of cholla in the shrimp tank that have been in there for close to 3 years. They're very broken down and have turned dark brown but I love it. They look so natural now.
 
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