Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Central California
Not sure where you got the wood from, but I would take it out. If it's a soft wood, AND it still has bark on it, it's going to continue to mold and give off biofilm until it rots away. There's a reason why most people use woods like manzanita, mopani, malaysian driftwood etc. - they're all very dense and can last a (relatively) long time underwater. Regardless of what you use, if it's got bark on it, that bark is going to slough off one way or another and look gross doing it.