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PostSubject: Cholla wood   Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:11 pm

I was visiting the craft store with my wife the other day and found cholla wood for dirt cheap. I vaguely remember hearing that BNs loved it. Would it be worth buying some? If so how would I go about treating it for the tank? Thanks!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:12 pm

Never heard of it mate... scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:18 pm

Its a dried cactus found here in the states. I've read on several boards that plecs love it!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:41 pm

It's the hottest thing right now for plecos they seem to love it, I've read alot about it many people are selling it on AB
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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:20 am

its a nice soft wood like bamboo so the plecos love it as they can really get into it.

If its from a craft shop i would be a bit wary tho, as it may have been treated with something to help ward of boring insects or something.

I would suggest the same kind of treatment of it as bamboo, boil the hell oit of it then let is soak for up to 12 weeks changing the water every week or so such that anything leaches out of it into that water before it has a chance to harm your fish.

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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:08 am

aparently plecs love it http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction.cgi?fwmixed&1277074726. wonder if we could use that kinda wood. but the only stuff i could find is http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Large-Cholla-Cactus-Wood-PERCH-Bird-Parrot-Cage-toy-/160388406759?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Pet_Supplies&hash=item2557e4dde7 wonder if its been treated tho. but it is for birds to chew on...
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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:04 pm

Here is an ebay auction for some
http://cgi.ebay.com/30-Pieces-Cholla-Cactus-Wood-12-L-/280521237261?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41505e630d

If anyone is interested and thinks Ebay is too much I can check on finding some and maybe getting it shipped to you. I haven't done any research on shipping or compared pricing on anything yet. But, like I mentioned before I could see what I could do to help any of ya if you were interested.

Maybe since it is native to the states you could sell it where you live and share the profits Wink
Just something to think about.

But if you were wanting it for yourself it would be like helping a friend and I would not charge you anything except what it would cost to buy and ship it.
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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:34 am

no way in hell that would get into Aus!

Not without being fumigated to high hell and then it would be useless for fish as it would be toxic.

Don't get me wrong, i think its good to have strong customs regulations but sometimes its such a pain!

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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:50 am

Never thought of that. They don't want any "invasive" species set loose.
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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:39 am

Does it kill MTS also?
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PostSubject: Re: Cholla wood   Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:07 pm

Hey, I'm not sure if you can buy it dried, but I know you can buy the plants, I used to have one in my cactus collection until I got rid of it due to the spines always sticking in me. I got my plant from a local market
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