Drift wood with holes?

BassetsForBrown

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Hi,
I bought this 2.5ft piece of driftwood today, and was wondering how the holes were created. I'd think a machine, but they are so inconsistently sized that I'm not sure.

Any ideas?
 
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As others have stated it’s cholla “wood”

basically it’s cactus bones 😂

I don’t believe they last too long in the aquarium and can breakdown pretty fast, also depends what you keep in the tank with it. Lots of shrimp owners like this as it provides a place for the shrimp to graze.
 

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I’ve never kept Cholla in an aquarium, but it makes a great addition for a natural desert terrarium. I use to have a huge centerpiece in a 75 gal for bearded dragon.
 
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I’ve never kept Cholla in an aquarium, but it makes a great addition for a natural desert terrarium. I use to have a huge centerpiece in a 75 gal for bearded dragon.
Damn, the LFS sold it as aquarium safe. If it degrades quickly, that's a waste of $40.
 

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Damn, the LFS sold it as aquarium safe. If it degrades quickly, that's a waste of $40.
I think it is aquarium safe. Only problem is it breaks down faster then most aquarium driftwood. I agree for $40 I would have bought another type of wood for my tank.
 

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Damn, the LFS sold it as aquarium safe. If it degrades quickly, that's a waste of $40.
It is definitely aquarium safe!

I’m not sure how quickly it degrades, maybe someone else can chime in on this aspect…maybe the information ive read means it breaks down in a year or two? Maybe a month or two lol
 
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