Driftwood Driftwood Driftwoooood! - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
RipariumGuy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Posts: 3,614
Arrow Driftwood Driftwood Driftwoooood!

Heya everybody!
This week was horrid, weather wise. (Ok, the Pack lost to but it was a preseason!) So to cool off me and the fam' went to the beach and I just had to search for some driftwood! I got some decent peices, but I am not sure if they are safe. I got them from the shore off of Green Bay (Lake Michigan) which is obviously not a "NO boat zone". They are all dry, not rotting, and I didn't see a single bug or creepy-crawly on them. I was thinking that I would put them in a bucket of water for a month or more (much more) and maybe do a slight bleach dip. If I did that, do you guys and gals think I would be able to use the peices?

Thanks!

:f ish:

"My next hobby is going to be tearing up $100 bills while simultaneously banging my head against a wall and flooding my basement."
"Ask not what the hobby can do for you, but what you can do the the hobby" - ScapeFu

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Wabi-Kusa Pimp #3
RipariumGuy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 02:38 AM
Planted Member
 
Tenzo's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Winnetka CA
Posts: 273
Send a message via AIM to Tenzo
I think you would be able to use those pieces of driftwood. Just bleach and boil, and I'm sure you'd be just fine.
Tenzo is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 08:18 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Killeen Texas
Posts: 36
I also have used local driftwood for several years. I boil only to clear tne tannen,stains water brown. I change the water several times untill it is clear. Then I leave it in sun to dry out. I am sure this is overkill but I have never had any problems. I then glue to slate or let it soak in bucket untill naturally sinks.
wamblee2003 is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome