Mopani driftwood okay?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » Mopani driftwood okay?

Mopani driftwood okay?

This is a discussion on Mopani driftwood okay? within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> I was just wondering if anyone has put mopani driftwood in a saltwater aquarium or if anyone can foresee any issues with doing so. ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Percula Clownfish
Percula Clownfish
Percula Clownfish
Percula Clownfish
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Mopani driftwood okay?
Old 08-07-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
 
JLong80's Avatar
 
Mopani driftwood okay?

I was just wondering if anyone has put mopani driftwood in a saltwater aquarium or if anyone can foresee any issues with doing so. after reading about it, the only issue i could see with it is if it lowers my pH, but if i use a buffer then I assume this wont really be an issue. But maybe someone out there knows more.
JLong80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JLong80 View Post
I was just wondering if anyone has put mopani driftwood in a saltwater aquarium or if anyone can foresee any issues with doing so. after reading about it, the only issue i could see with it is if it lowers my pH, but if i use a buffer then I assume this wont really be an issue. But maybe someone out there knows more.
I have no experience with this, but my experience tells me that this is a bad idea. Maintaining a correct alkalinity in a marine environment is a difficult challenge, and adding driftwood will only make this more difficult. I see no reason at all why you would take this step.
Pasfur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2009, 03:14 PM   #3
 
Kellsindell's Avatar
 
I agree with the potential issues with alkalinity and with a couple of other things. Do you know where it came from? It could have different metals soaked into it and could cause other issues as well.
Kellsindell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2009, 08:09 AM   #4
 
JLong80's Avatar
 
just to let everyone know what's going on with this...

I had been curing this piece of driftwood since well before I ever got any live rock, and has been sitting in my tank for months before starting this thread. I posted the question about the time that I would be considering placing fish into the tank. I haven't had any issues with the pH (other than adding neutral RO water during a water change, due to my own stupidity), and everything seemed fine, so I thought I would add a few small inhabitants and see what happens.

I got a small invert pack of a few snails and hermits, and 3 cardinals, and there doesn't seem to be any problems. So I planned on monitoring them and the levels for a while to keep an eye on it, but I don't really think there will be much of a problem at this point.
JLong80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slime on Mopani Wood Cricket733 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 12 04-04-2010 12:12 PM
When can I put in driftwood??? zombiefish610 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 02-28-2009 09:59 AM
Driftwood help saglines Beginner Planted Aquarium 8 02-06-2009 09:09 AM
Where to get driftwood? FuzzAz Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 10 11-13-2008 07:24 PM
Driftwood AWSskater Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 19 01-31-2008 06:45 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 AM.