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Driftwood Questions

I was down at my local river and happened to find two pieces of driftwood. One is a bigger log piece and the other a smaller branch piece.

1. Should I even put these in my tank?

Yes, I am going to boil and scrub them first.

2. What would be the best method for shipping them if someone wanted to buy them?

I get an employee discount for shipping through FedEx. Or is there a cheaper/preferred way?

3. Would anyone be interested in buying these or is that a dumb idea?

Not really sure if this is in the right area for this. If it isnt, my bad. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. Thnx
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i'll be honest with you, that wood doesn't look too good... it seems to be quite rotten and pitted. is it hard still? or kind of spongy or crumbly?

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It is still hard to the point that my hatchet would only chip off small pieces.

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Hello A...

I'd say you can absolutely put the pieces in your tank. The pieces you find at the local rivers are the best. That's all I use, because the price is right!

In a humid climate, you'll need to spray the pieces with a pressure nozzle attached to a garden hose. Then, just leave them out in the sun for a couple of hours and they'll be tank ready. You'll need to pick up some good sized rocks too. Without the rocks, the wood will float. Eventually, you won't need the rocks, the wood will stay at the bottom.

Some fishkeepers say to use chemicals like vinegar or boiling, etc. to kill any bugs, but I've never done any of that and never had a problem. But, I live in Colorado and it's very dry here. Bugs couldn't survive the climate, let alone the noon sun in June.

Use your judgment on cleaning, but the piece will look good in the tank.

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