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gr81
9th May 2006, 03:56 AM
Hi, what type of wood do you use in shrimp tank?
I use Mopani, but guy on another forum told me, that mopani is not good choice. He said that it lays much No2/No3.
What type of wood (commercial selled) is best? Mopani, Opua, Drift, Savannah...?

Robert
9th May 2006, 04:16 AM
Hi,
I use mopani wood for many years, even in small tanks. So far I had no problems at all with it. But I soak it in water for several weeks before I put it into the tank. BTW, I don't see the tannins in the beginning as a problem.

In the past I also used oak wood. It is quite soft in comparison to mopani wood and after some months it was gone. Also it can look quite interesting after some months, I don't use it anymore. I prefer the harder mopani wood because I can use this wood for years in my tank and they still look like on the first day. Only very little wood was eaten.

best regards
Robert

retardo
9th May 2006, 05:04 AM
I use Mopani, but guy on another forum told me, that mopani is not good choice. He said that it lays much No2/No3.

What does he mean by "lays much NO2/NO3"? I'm not even sure I understand that.

Frank
9th May 2006, 06:18 AM
I use mopani, savannah, oak and mostly "honeycomb" wood (donīt know in english).
The "honeycomb" is a very soft wood with much smaller and bigger holes.
The shrimps can live there like in skyscrapers lol

gr81
9th May 2006, 02:42 PM
What does he mean by "lays much NO2/NO3"? I'm not even sure I understand that.

He did say, that many NO2/3 leeches to the water, that it rot quickly.