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I found this driftwood in a lake, the large one was partly submerged and on a beach while the small one was on the bottom of a shallow part in the lake. I was wondering if they could be used in an aquarium
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I would just boil it. Should kill any nasties and get rid of the excess tannins
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That's an awesome find! You have to keep us updated on this tank when you add the new wood!
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I found this driftwood in a lake, the large one was partly submerged and on a beach while the small one was on the bottom of a shallow part in the lake. I was wondering if they could be used in an aquarium
Hello spec...

You bet you can use them. I use pieces I've found in all my tanks. No need to boil or treat them with anything. I just rinse them real well with the pressure nozzle attached to the garden hose. Once rinsed, I leave them out in the sun for a few hours. I get some good rocks too and use them to weigh down the driftwood. Takes little or no time to set up the tank and the pieces look nice. Very natural.

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ok sounds good im gonna boil it for a while because i dont want to take any chances but ill post some updates when its ready.
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I'd just give them a good soaking (or boiling if you have a container that will fit them), and a good scrub with a brush, and some more soaking. Maybe another scrub.

repeat until you feel it's good enough. If it's not sinking already, bolt it to a piece of slate.

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i managed to boil it for 2 hours to kill anything bad in it now its soaking in water because i let it dry out in the sun for a couple of days and no longer sunk to the bottom. i eathier plan to cover it in some type of moss, anubias and java ferns or all three.
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Looks good btw braided fishing line works great for tieing plants, alot better than regular mono line.
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