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I was wondering if there are any types of wood that are not safe for a FW aquarium. I have every intention of boiling it and pre-soaking it for several weeks before installing in the tank but are some types of wood better than others? Looking around ebay, I see people offering Mopani and some others? Are these safe? any others that you would recommend?
 

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mopani is safe, as are the "bogwood" offered in the LFS.

there might be an issue if you used stuff you picked up off the beach/river if you aren't completely sure what it is and whether its safe, beech and oak are safe for use in the aquarium.
 

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I was wondering, and I think the OP will benefit from the answer as well, if there are any specific types of wood that cannot be used in an aquarium because they can be harmful to the fish.
 

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I know I've read most softwoods are not a good idea, most hardwoods are okay but I am sure there are exceptions to each.

I wouldn't use cedar ... anything used to kill fleas and can kill dogs when used in petbed I just assume would be bad in fish tank. :D
 
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