Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Central Michigan
You could use a bleach/water solution. That would kill 99% of anything that could possibly be on the glass. Then rinse very well fill the tank with water and a capful of seachem prime. Stir and rest for a few hours and repeat once or twice and your tank will be sterile for what it will be used for. Or just use a nice hot tap water, should also be fine.
The pot shouldn't matter but I've never been fortunate enough to have driftwood small enough to boil. My tap water is 120* on hot so I just fill a 5g bucket or a larger tote bin with super hot tap water and soak the wood in that. I haven't had any problems doing that. A heavy rock may be needed to keep it submerged until it becomes water logged. The hot water will open up the pores of the wood to help soak up water also.