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What type of wood?

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by firemedic269, Oct 2, 2012.

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    So I did a bit of searching and I have not been able to answer this question yet. If I was going to try and get my own wood for a tank, are there types of wood I should not use? I would assume any type of pine or wood with a lot of sap would be bad. What else? Do I need to look for anything special? Also, once I find this wood how should I treat or prepare it? I have a hard time justifying buying wood if I can find it for free. How ever, if there is a reason to use specific or rare types of wood then I will definitely just purchase it. Thanks for your help, and education.
     
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    HARDER AND DENSER THE BETTER.
    LONG DEAD
    SOAK FOR A LONG TIME

    These are the basics.
    Never use green wood, long dead wood is key.
     
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    If you look in Trades, Swaps, and Sales thread, there is wood for sale for a very good price if you're having trouble finding some suitable wood in your area -- I live in the Niagara region in eastern Canada and most of the petrified wood around the Great Lakes has been taken, or is protected from being removed. Tom sent me some Manzanita for a fraction of what I'd have paid locally.
     
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    Has anyone ever tried to put wood in the oven try it out? Would this work? What if you put it in a low temperature for several hours instead of cooking it quickly? What I mean is if I find something like an oak branch outside and wanted to dry it out. Does anyone have any thoughts about this?
     
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