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Hawthorn is it ok?

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping General Discussion' started by Paraguay, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Paraguay

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    On a walk with the dog noticed in a local wood tree surgeons trimming Hawthorn trees, wood looks quite dense and some pieces quite nice gnarly looking, not found a lot of info mentioned excpt for the usual oak, beech etc suitability for aquariums?
     
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    There is one major question which would be practically impossible to answer correctly.

    Do you know if the tree has been treated with any chemicals that could be dangerous for your tank?
    Is the timber 100% safe to use by that I mean does it release a toxin that is dangerous for your tank

    I would always recommend only buy wood from your LFS.

    Keith :cathug::cathug:
     
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    Its a remote location and pretty sure no chemicals or pesticdes are used and I have several pieces of oak and leaves from that location without any issue.But your quite right Keith best to be cautious when looking for wood in the wild . Got lots of wood purchased over the years ,plenty of bogwood and azalea wood and a bit from free oak from woods. I havent actually taken any of the hawthorn but the larger pieces have a nice texture:)
     
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    The only problem with collecting wood "if" it's no good it could easily wipe out a tank extremely fast.

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    Done a bit more researching( was a bit lazy)and it is a safe wood for aquarium use if the source is ok
     
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