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bog driftwood

i recently aquired three large pieces of bog driftwood near the river near my home. i am trying to recreate a louisiana bog exhibit for my three newest pets that vere severely neglected. how do i prep the driftwood?
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Check for any rotten soft bits and scrape/cut them off. Then, if they can fit in a dishwasher put them through a rinse, if not, put them in a rubbermaid tote and pour hot water over them. Then just give them a little scrub/final rinse and drop em' in the tank.


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cool. i have three hatchling size RES and they have been neglected so badly they are unable to swim the deeper depths of my tank yet. they need the extra places to help them swim.
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i have three very nice pieces all soaking in a large rubber-made tub since they all want to float. they were all boiled for about forty minutes a piece before being placed in the bucket. i put a 12lb stone on top of the pieces to keep them submerged. should i run a filter on the container or just do a few water changes?
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no need to filter it, just do water changes. Are you going to try to get it totally waterlogged before putting it in your aquarium?


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Personally, I wouldn't just pour hot water on them. I would place them in the oven at around 215-220 degrees with the door cracked to let moisture out. Cook for around an hour and be sure to stay around just in case anything wants to catch on fire (seriously doubtful but you never know.) This is what I do with all of the sticks and stuff I put in my toad tank. The thing is, you want to heat the whole piece all the way through to kill any unwanted pests that may be in or on the log. Pouring hot water on it only kills anything just on the surface.
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they each boiled for forty minutes completely submerged. and i am going to let them get completely waterlogged before i add them
i will try to post some pics of them soon.
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they each boiled for forty minutes completely submerged. and i am going to let them get completely waterlogged before i add them
i will try to post some pics of them soon.
Nice, that definitely will do the trick. Ill be excited to see the pics!
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playing the waiting game is killing me. i want to put the piece in but i do not have enough rocks to keep it down.
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