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big_trucks_1985 02-07-2012 03:45 AM

treat driftwood
 
i think it is 1 part bleach 4 parts water soak over night then rinse and let dry

am i right

PinoyBoy 02-07-2012 05:19 AM

Sounds right.

If possible, just boil the DW for a few hours, changing the water as it colors up.

big_trucks_1985 11-12-2012 03:05 AM

any other ways?

lochaber 11-13-2012 09:42 PM

store bought or collected from the wild?

Before doing the bleach, I'd soak it for a couple days to a week, doing at least daily water changes, depending on how discolored the water looks. This should help cut down on how much tannins leech into your tank initially. -or from beach collected driftwood, it should remove most of the salt.

I don't know that the bleach soak is necessary, and I'd probably use a more dilute solution. also do another freshwater soak with some sort of dechlorinator after the bleaching.


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