Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
you can always soak the wood to release the tannins. if that is all you want to do, the bath tub works well. Just fill it up with as hot of water as possible, let soak for 1-2 hours, drain, repeat. Eventually, it will be noticeably clearer. The first soaks I do out side so any bugs in them stay outside. Then brush and clean the wood, and then move to the Tub for the final tanin removal.
hope it helps, I know I fought 4 months of ice tea water on my community tank because I missed one dang piece of mopani...