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New wood

Post by DarthCrabber » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:57 pm

So I'm not too sure if this is the right place to put this post. Feel free to move it!
I got this piece of wood from a local pet store. The guy at the counter said it was driftwood and it was pretty cheap so I figured I'd pick it up. Can anyone identify it or at least if it's safe to use in my crabitat? I just boiled it so it is wet in the photo. Thank you! Image


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Re: New wood

Post by CrabMater » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:00 pm

I get that stuff. They called it moraponi (sp) its a marsh root i think. My guys crave that stuff. Highly recommend

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Re: New wood

Post by DarthCrabber » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:24 pm

CrabMater wrote:I get that stuff. They called it moraponi (sp) its a marsh root i think. My guys crave that stuff. Highly recommend

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Great! Thank you :) I put it in, now lets just wait until everyone wakes up. I've had one guy check it out already

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Re: New wood

Post by Kermie16 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:22 pm

Yeah, I agree with CrabMater! I love Mopani wood! Does very well in humid environments and doesn't mold :) I have 2 in my tank!


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Re: New wood

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:11 pm

Yeah... that stuff is great in aquariums because its so rot resistant... just be careful if you decide to cut/drill it for any reason: the density can break drill bits, or cause a saw to jump.
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Re: New wood

Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:58 pm

Just make sure to give it a good rinse before adding it! some also like to boil them as well - which is pointless, as it removes the tannins.
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Re: New wood

Post by Just Jay » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:08 pm

i mist my wood with sw then bake it. just me personally.

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