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PostSubject: BEST wood to use in breeding tank   Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:26 am

i have looked on the forums but cant seem to find anything so if people can let me know what they use besides driftwood and were to get it in south australia
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PostSubject: Re: BEST wood to use in breeding tank   Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:42 am

i just bought some medium size pieces of mopani wood to add to my breeding tank. it's african wood that is high in releasing tanins into the water. it helps soften the water and lower ph too which is meant to help with breeding. i'm soaking it at the moment for a couple of weeks but other than that i just have heaps of driftwood pieces. you can order mopani from most aquarium shops.

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PostSubject: Re: BEST wood to use in breeding tank   Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:48 am

yeah, pep23 has some good advice. tho it is expensive. Basically wood you buy in a shop is ok. gum and acacia is good as well. basically anything that is hard will do, the soft woods are going to breakdown and they can release some nasty things. Pine is a good example of this, never put pine into a tank!

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PostSubject: Re: BEST wood to use in breeding tank   Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:18 am

I have just bought a piece of mopani wood that I think is small but the shop thought was medium for £6.99.
I didn't really need it but just liked the shape and hollow underside besides its nice to change a bit of the scenery for me and probably the BNs too. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: BEST wood to use in breeding tank   Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:23 am

You can stop soaking the mopani peppermint23, it's been in my tank for ages.

cheers J
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PostSubject: Re: BEST wood to use in breeding tank   Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:27 am

Kurosaki J wrote:
You can stop soaking the mopani peppermint23, it's been in my tank for ages.

cheers J


lol that wood has been in my tank since i got brought it home Smile i just bought another two medium sizes to add a few more hiding spots Smile
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PostSubject: Re: BEST wood to use in breeding tank   Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:36 am

Good Job that should help sweeten up the water,
lol! my mistake.

cheers J
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PostSubject: Re: BEST wood to use in breeding tank   Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:44 am

will redwood be ok to use i got it for fire but got some interesting pieces id like to use in my tanks im soaking it right now
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