11-11-2010, 10:17 AM
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aquarium vs. reptile driftwood?
What is the difference between the driftwood sold for aquariums vs. that sold for reptiles? I've noticed at the store I go to, the wood sold for reptiles is much less expensive than the stuff sold for aquariums... like... at least half the price. I asked an employee if they could be used interchangeably, and she said she wouldn't recommend it because they may have been treated with different chemicals that may harm the fish. Made perfect sense to me, so I didn't buy any... but can anyone else share their experience/insight? If I were to try the wood that's marketed for use with reptiles, would boiling it for a really long time make it safe to use in an aquarium? I guess at the end of the day, I'd rather spend the extra money to know that my fish won't be harmed... but if it can be done safely, then I'd obviously want to spend less money.