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Old 08-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #1 
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Natural wood decorations

Does anyone know any good natural wood that won't stain the water? i'd had one kind before but even after rinsing it for a week it still died the water a pretty good red color.

any suggestions??
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #2 
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Hmm... Avoid any redwoods, Malaysian.... I have a Malaysian piece that super dyed my water xD I don't mind it though. I have neons so it adds a natural look and looks pretty cool ;)

I am thinking any pale woods would work, like birch. If you find driftwood, make sure to boil the daylights out of it to get rid of bugs, and any tannins it does have. Some woods can be left to soak to remove tannins, while others (like my big piece of Malaysian) will just keep leeching tannins.
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so i essentially can use any wood (like some drift wood) as long as i use some common sense n clean it well?
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Driftwood is what most people use but even then you can get some tannins.
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Other wood will rot - well, rot faster anyways. Driftwood can be bought in stores for quite a pretty penny (err...nickel? ), or if found boiling it repeatedly is a great way to not only kill the bad stuff but waterlog it.

Some woods leech more tannins than others....
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