Wood From Outside Useful?

Discussion in 'Driftwood' started by fish time, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. fish timeWell Known MemberMember

    Can this type of wood be used in a tank if so how do I prepare it? 62e5597f38a8325598b247b0db38b633.jpg415e18e0a9344501d12ea0f929313b5e.jpg
  2. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    What type of tree is it from?
  3. fish timeWell Known MemberMember

    Not sure sadly here's a pic though of the tree 96f6217a30d29bb5c4233a521437bac2.jpg8dccc174e02729a70f64d58843baab71.jpg
  4. Merryn O'SheaValued MemberMember

    As long as you boil it and leave the tangens to soak out for a few days then it should be fine.
  5. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    There are some trees that will take years of soaking because of the sap in them.

    Looks like some type of maple, which should be safe.
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  6. Frisky2011New MemberMember

    Yes, what @FishFish221 and @Merryn O'Shea said! Looks like a Maple and you should boil it! And if you have fish with longish fins I would make sure to break off any sharp parts of the branch/stick so your fish don't tear their fins or injure themselves by accident! :)

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