Number of posts : 203
Location : Seaside california
Thank You Points : 1
Registration date : 2012-02-18
|Subject: Is this wood suitable? Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:34 am|| |
alright. i went down to the LFS and i got me a piece of wood from the reptile section since i cant find any wood any where else local. its a piece of cherry wood or a cherry tree branch. so i put it in my empty tank so it can soak and water log. well i looked at it today and its got some white/clear lookin stuff on it. looks like kinda like a booger in water.
should i not use this piece ?
what should i do with it before my trio gets here on friday?
Last edited by Doug on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:09 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : USE DESCRIPTIVE TOPIC TITLES!)
Number of posts : 992
Age : 51
Location : Mansfield,Nottinghamshire,East Midlands U.K
Job/hobbies : Bristlenoses,photography,animals,nature,drawing and painting,films,books,internet.
Thank You Points : 59
Registration date : 2011-08-26
|Subject: Re: Is this wood suitable? Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:33 pm|| |
Hi,most of the wood sold for for reptiles aren't mean for water so it will probably just rot away or cause problems.I personaly would only use wood meant for water.
Number of posts : 3128
Age : 30
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08
|Subject: Re: Is this wood suitable? Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:11 am|| |
yep, prob not suitable for a tank.
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS
GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!
Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Number of posts : 3
Age : 45
Location : NW Ohio
Job/hobbies : Bristlenose, Planted Aquaria, Various Plecs, Herbology, Reading, Learning
Humor : Warped & Twisted
Thank You Points : 2
Registration date : 2011-10-28
|Subject: Re: Is this wood suitable? Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:13 pm|| |
I know this is an older post but I would like to expand this a little with a few reasons NOT to use Cherry wood-EVER
Cherry, Black Cherry etc... members of the family Prunus spp. all contain levels of Cyanogenic Glycosides (cyanide) compounds which can be highly toxic. The highest concentration of these natural chemical poison levels are present in the leaves then followed closely by the sap which is within the cambium layer which is just underneath the outer (bark) covering. Even if the outer bark is stripped, bleached, baked & scoured of all traces of the sap, there will always be trace amounts of the cyanide compound present in the wood which WILL lead to problems with the rasping action of the Plecs when fresh wood is exposed & trace amounts build up in the fish/aquaria.
*Cherry (Prunus spp.) is just one of MANY woods to never use in an aquaria mainly due to the woods naturally occuring chemical/defensive properties.
**Always know exactly what type of wood you'd like to add to the aquaria & research it heavily to make sure (to the best of your abilities) that it will be safe.
Number of posts : 224
Age : 46
Location : Geislingen an der Steige, Germany
Humor : Totally, if a little dark.
Thank You Points : 6
Registration date : 2012-07-04
|Subject: Re: Is this wood suitable? Today at 11:45 pm|| |