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Old 09/28/2007, 12:58 PM
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Driftwood

in my fuge(display fuge) I have mandgrove and various other algae and it's starting to look more like a fresh water planted tank, so I was thinking of putting a piece of drift wood in it and have it like 75% in the water and some of it sticking out. Can I do this? I would think you could because I live at the beach and there is drift wood all over the place form the ocean.
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Old 09/28/2007, 01:00 PM
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I wouldn't add driftwood to my tanks, let alone a piece I happen to find on the beach. You don't know what's going to leech out of them. Seems a bit risky. Not sure how phosphates would be either, Iknow that decaying plant matter will increase phosphate levels, just not sure if a "log" would do the same thing as macro dying or freshwater plants dying.
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Old 09/28/2007, 01:25 PM
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i guess I could get a fake log that looks real
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Old 09/28/2007, 01:44 PM
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i guess I could get a fake log that looks real
This would be much safer.
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Old 09/28/2007, 02:34 PM
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Drift wood can leach tannins into the tank and will stain the water a horrible yellow colour.
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Old 09/28/2007, 02:55 PM
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Drift wood can leach tannins into the tank and will stain the water a horrible yellow colour.
Besides dropping the PH.
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Old 09/28/2007, 03:01 PM
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I wouldn't.
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