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    Default Money tree safe for viv?

    My mother had a pachira aquatica that died and she saved some of the branches. They are all dried out and really neat looking. I tried to do some research, but not too much came up on whether or not it's safe.

    So, is this safe to throw in there?

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    All that I have been able to find is another plant called money tree, Crassula ovata, is safe for geckos. But, obviously they are not the same plant. So... any ideas? It's 100% dried out branches. So... I'm currently assuming it's safe. It's not going in for awhile and I'm getting the new crestie at Repticon Atlanta, so it's going to be awhile. I just like to have everything settled and good to go before the new baby arrives. I want everything perfect this time, so no unexpected deaths again.

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    I just realized there is a caging section! I'm sorry! Could a mod please move me over?

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    There a thread on here that has tons of herp safe plants for vivs

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    Yea, I've looked through that. This isn't on there.

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    this website http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art40835.asp says it is "non-toxic"
    I'd be inclined to think that a plant used in aquariums would need to be quite non-toxic, because otherwise toxins might leach into the water.

    that being said my disclaimer is that I know nothing about this plant except what I just googled on the internet. But there are several sites saying it is non-toxic to dogs, cats and kids: http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/gen...ica-toxic.html
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    Thank you.

    Anything in an aquarium needs to be beyond non-toxic (I am a huge fish person). Leaching is such a huge issue that needs to be considered when using items other than aquarium-safe branded. So, since this source claims it is safe, I will use it. Obviously keep a close eye on it and watch for mold.

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