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Millennium or Mystery Wood

Aaandyyy

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I'm setting up a 5x3x2 planted tank and have bought a couple of large pieces of Millennium wood. However, I have been warned that this is potentially a big problem and will wipe out any livestock.
Despite searching for days I have only come across one story of this happening and that was with a piece that wasn't soaked at all, fish were put in the next day.
I'm fortunate in that I won't need this for livestock immediately but I am concerned and very interested in this wood. Could that person have just been unfortunate and there were maybe some pesticides on his piece of wood? Surely if this was a problem with the wood then searches would reveal posts on all sorts of forums and groups ringing alarm bells?
Does anybody know for sure what this wood or root system is from? A respected friend believes it to be a vine but none of the suppliers are able to get any information for me.
The piece I have is soaking and has released a lot of tannins in the three days it has been submerged. I did notice after changing the water today that there is also a gelatinous substance being released that slowed the water drain flow when the plug was pulled. Could that be a resin of some sort? I've tested the water twice and the results have shown nothing alarming although chemicals are unlikely to show on the standard pH/KH/GH/NH3/NO2/NO3 tests.
The wood is extremely dense and sunk immediately, definitely don't need any rocks to hold this stuff down.
Any ideas? Any thoughts? Any suggestions? When the second piece arrives in a little while I can post more pictures of the roots or trunk or any other angle if there's something specific that may help someone identify it? Depending how much trunk is there I could cut a cross section.
Thank you
 

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Aaandyyy

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Sounds like user error. :)

Agree just wondered if anyone had heard any other stories, I was told it was quite common but wonder if it is just one of those "I heard ..." type rumours blowing it out of proportion. I'm still going ahead though!
 

CichlidDave

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How did you get on with this wood? I am very interested in using it but concerned that no one seems to know what it actually is.
 

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