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what wood is safe for shrimp tanks?


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I know that cholla wood, 'drift wood', mopani and Malaysian Driftwood are fine but I have to buy those things online or at LFS.


My budget is tight right now and I stand outside and look at tons of little branches laying around and can't help wonder "would they be safe in the tank?"


I know I would need to 'treat' them but... how do I know if a wood is safe and how would I treat it?

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I would imagine most hard woods are safe for shrimp tank. You would obviously want to boil them for many reasons.  Maybe stick to standard wood like oak, maple, ash I would think fruit trees would be ok as well like cherry, apple etc.

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