Where To Find Cheap Driftwood
I have a 6 foot 130 gallon planted tank and I want a big epic piece of driftwood for it. I'm a DIY kind of guy and I find it hard to pay $100 plus for a bit of wood from my LFS when I there is free wood just laying around on the ground everywhere.
I've read some things in the internet about boiling and soaking wood but I have also read somethings that say you shouldn't put any wood you find in your tank because it could contain pesticides or herbicides.
So what would you guys say? Could I pick up a piece of wood from the lake (lake Ontario) or the woods? I'm looking for a bit of wood approx 2-4 feet so boiling is out. I suppose I could soak it in my bathtub or would it be best to buy the wood? If so where is a relatively cheap place to buy?