Preserving natural wood for aquarium use

ibasnazytexan1(7)October 17, 2005

I have a prized piece of driftwood that is almost 10 years old. It was in my aquarium until last January when I had to move my tank. Over time it has decayed quite a bit (duh). I set it in the garage and it has been dry for several months. I was curious what preservative or coating I could use to preserve it. Obviously it needs to be rated for underwater use and environmental friendly. One product I found is "Marine Boss" at but I wanted to see if anyone has any first hand experience with preserving wood for aquarium use. Even though I'm in a major metroplex, I get the "deer in the headlights" gaze from most everyone I ask.

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woeisme(z7b NC)

It shouldn't need a preservative. Usually a clear marine grade, safe for potable water,epoxy resin is used. Some Marine coatings are copper based and are toxic to some fish and all plants.

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