what native wood can be used??

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what native wood can be used??

Postby SullyD on 08 Oct 2014 12:24

just wondering what types of native tree cuttings you can use for aquarium decoration? also has anyone experience in how to prep the cuttings so i dont get a sap that would be toxic to the fish plants etc
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Postby MrJackDempsey on 08 Oct 2014 13:18

Hopefully this helps Dave
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Re: what native wood can be used??

Postby apistodiscus on 08 Oct 2014 13:23

Ivy is probably the easiest to come by. Just look for dried out pieces that have lost their bark. They are also get waterlogged pretty quickly
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Re: what native wood can be used??

Postby joemc on 08 Oct 2014 18:14

hi Dave, i have a mountain of it out the back, let me know how much and how big a piece(s) you want and i will drop some in to you
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Re: what native wood can be used??

Postby SullyD on 09 Oct 2014 10:15

apistodiscus wrote:Ivy is probably the easiest to come by. Just look for dried out pieces that have lost their bark. They are also get waterlogged pretty quickly
MrJackDempsey wrote:Hopefully this helps Dave
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5838
Thanks to Joe

thanks lads sound advice, Dave thanks for the link very interesting read. Joe is the man with know how for sure ;)
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Re: what native wood can be used??

Postby SullyD on 09 Oct 2014 10:17

joemc wrote:hi Dave, i have a mountain of it out the back, let me know how much and how big a piece(s) you want and i will drop some in to you


Joe your a gent thanks a million, setting up a rio 240 apisto setup in the next few weeks. looking for some nice shapely pieces if they are handy. Thanks again boy ;)
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Re: what native wood can be used??

Postby joemc on 09 Oct 2014 10:49

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ivy piece, you could cut it to fit as one large feature piece of wood in the tank, there is a 50cent coin on it to give you an idea of the size



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if none suit you there is plenty more about to pick from, you know where the house is, pop in anytime and pick it up
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Re: what native wood can be used??

Postby SullyD on 09 Oct 2014 12:03

They look perfect Joe, thanks a mill im delighted :D I'll pop over in the next couple weeks, Cheers
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Re: what native wood can be used??

Postby apistodiscus on 09 Oct 2014 13:28

pop into the community park in Ballincollig. Plenty of ivy to be had for free after last year's storms
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Re: what native wood can be used??

Postby SullyD on 10 Oct 2014 08:42

apistodiscus wrote:pop into the community park in Ballincollig. Plenty of ivy to be had for free after last year's storms


Will do, have family living there so im there quite often. Thanks for the tip ;)
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