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Is sand blasted grape vine a safe wood to use in a tank?

Discussion in 'Fresh & Planted Nano Tanks' started by PheonixKingZ, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. PheonixKingZ

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    Hello TFF members! :)

    I was at a Pet Store today, and I saw Sand Blasted grape vine wood in the reptile section. It said that it was clean, and made for reptiles and fish, I just wanted to double check with you guys. I can provide a link if needed. Thank you for your time! :)

    (P.S. It was pretty heavy, so I assume it would sink in a tank.)
     
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    In answer to the question in this thread title...NO. Grapewood can be toxic in fish tanks.

    On another forum a few years back we had a lengthy discussion on this wood and fungus. I had at the time boought a piece of branch-type wood and it developed a white fungus which nearly killed the fish. Others suggested the wood was likely grapewood as this is apparently common. Same individuals also said never to use grapewood.
     
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    grape vine is a soft wood and will rot much quicker than a hard wood such malasian driftwood or oak...any wood should be debarked and should be from a dead tree. plus grapevine branches will as byron stated attrack fungus..
     
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    Ok, thank you both. :)
     

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