Does anyone if would Tamarack work? It grows in marshs in northern WI.
P.S. Perhaps this thread ought to be a "sticky". Or, we could just leave folks to use the search feature of the forum.Mary Sweeney posted on Jan 13, 2009 "Has anyone ever used rhododendron
branches in aquaria?"
I just found a member of my local plant club here in NJ that uses
Rhododendron in her tanks. I am waiting for further information from her
about how long she has had it in there, but I suspect it has been a while.
She says not to use softwoods like pine and fir or anything you can dent
with a fingernail. She really likes the look of Rhododendron in her tanks.
This *is* exciting! As a follow-up to my question, I peeled a small branch
with a potato peeler and put it in a bowl with some snails and a sprig of
Put it on the window sill.
The water turned a little green for a day.
Baby snails appeared.
The Java is creeping over to the branch---looks like they're going to "hook
I added in some fish eggs. They've hatched and the fry are doing well.
The branch isn't doing anything strange---yet.<G>
Yep, I think we're onto something here.
Local Jersey plant club?
Monmouth Hills, NJ
Drive a few hours toward Abilene when you get a chance. When I lived in Stamford (about 40 miles north of Abilene) I found TONS of different shapes and sizes of good, weathered mesquite. It's in abundant supply around there and in the Hill Country.I have been wanting to try Mesquite, just haven't found the 'right' piece.
Maple should be fine once it's "aged."what are people's opinions of maple or walnut? i dont for see anything unusual with them. but ive been wrong before.
True, insofar as wood is defined as the substance under the bark of a tree. There are, however many "woody plants," a term used by horticulturists, of which I am one, by training, though not, for some years, by trade. The fiber under the bark of woody plants may well be useful in aquascaping in much the same way that true wood would be.Grapevines aren't wood.