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Cholla Wood

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Cluunox, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Cluunox

    Cluunox AC Members

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    Anyone have any idea if cholla wood would be ok in a aquarium?

    20 jun 09a 002.jpg

    Also are there any health hazards for fish from syrofoam? Will it leach chemicals or anything into the water?

    Thanks.
     
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    Will rot too quickly...

    Styrofoam - wants to float and will slao break up once waterlogged (depending on the pressing procedure).
     
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    It's a soft wood, so I don't think it would work long term. I am not sure you could even get it to sink but I may be wrong. Never tried it.
    People use Styrofoam to make backgrounds. It should be fine.
     
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    k thanks was thinking the wood may not last long.

    as for the styrofoam it will be contained behind a filter sponge so as long as it will not leach chemicals should be ok want it to float and move in the water flow in c02 difuser to keep c02 broke up. will need to watch close cause it is not pressed to densely.

    thanks again
     
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    You have to seal the styrofoam with something to make it waterproof. There are lots of background builds if you poke around with the search.
     
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    Cholla is apparently great for wood eating plecos. Seems it'd be a hard aesthetic element to work in too.
     
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    BettaFishMommy finkids make me happy :-)

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    if that piece of wood would hold up for any length of time in a tank, it would look awesome, especially if you have little fish that darted in and out of the holes all day.
     
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    Wycco Eat more pine trees

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    Could you put a clear coat over the wood to protect it?

    That is a fantastic piece.
     
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    Thats what I was thinking, maybe a couple dips in aquarium safe resin. Not sure if it would work though
     
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    Resin would probably seal it, but it would also probably float unless anchored.
     

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