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Old 12-16-2018, 06:15 PM   #111 (permalink)
cmel
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Default Re: Wood choice for the planted tank

I just took out a Mexican Lime tree that was maybe 20 years old. I saved some of the roots from the root ball because I thought they might look really good in a tank. I also harvest and dry local wood in a solar kiln, so I'm one step ahead on the drying. I've never seen anybody mention using a citrus tree in an aquarium. My plan at this point in to remove the bark, kiln dry the wood for at least 6 months, and then start the process of water logging the wood. I also want to keep an eye on the PH of the water. Currently I think that just because the roots came from a citrus tree doesn't necessarily mean the wood will have a greater tendency to affect PH. Roots are normally responsible for uptake of water and nutrients, but I want to monitor to get some actual data. There hasn't been a recent post to this thread, but if anyone has a comment, I would be interested.
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