Sap from wood

fishnovice33

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This piece of wood has been soaking for over a month. It is 100% hardwood but I have no idea what kind.

Problem is I found a few spots of sap coming out from it.

I am not too concerned about the inhabitants more worried this will stick to my acrylic tank and be a pain to clean off. What do you guys think?

There is not any sap anywhere on the wood except some spots on the bottom as pictured in the last two pics, it came out after about two weeks soaked in near boiling water:

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Jaquatic

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Are you sure it’s sap? That piece of wood looks pretty old and weathered
 
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fishnovice33

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Johnb114 said:
Are you sure it’s sap? That piece of wood looks pretty old and weathered
Definitely - the wood itself doesn’t smell but the sap is sticky and is very strong sap smelling - like a Christmas tree.
 

Jaquatic

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Oh okay, well I would worry to much about it being hard to remove from acrylic. Saps and resins usually can be removed pretty easily with a bit of heat and a plastic scraper.
 

Dechi

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I wouldn’t use it if it was me. I would be scared for my tank and the fish. Nice wood from a fish store is expensive but it lasts a very long time. I’ve had some wood for 15 years and it still looks like the day I bought it.
 

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