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    Tree branch in cichlid tank?

    I found a sycamore tree branch and i was wondering if it would harm my fish if not what should i do to it before putting it in





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    Is it completely dried? I don't really know how well sap mixed with fish will go. I would suggest going to a creek and looking for trees in the water. You could use that as drift wood.



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    Sycamore is not listed in the Wood database as one of the species with toxic components to humans or animals. Still, the wood should be fully seasoned before placing it in the tank to prevent plant sugars from causing algae and bacterial blooms in your tank.
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    Don't use for African rift lake


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    Quote Originally Posted by poseidons minions View Post
    Don't use for African rift lake


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    Why?



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    Quote Originally Posted by bobblehead27 View Post
    Why?
    woods will release tannic acid and lower the pH. Africans like a higher pH and are usually sensitive to fluctuations

    edit: makes it very hard to control the pH too, its not usually just a constant release of tannin.
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