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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-08-2011, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Can I use any driftwood in a tank? If so, what should I do to it before it goes in?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-08-2011, 03:15 AM
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I used to have a Jacob Morgan as a classmate back in middle school..

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Yes, you can use most actual driftwood that's been drifting across the sea. The more readily available wood that can be used in our aquarium are mopani, oak, manzanita, malaysian. There are many more, but these are the most readily available to me and alot of other people. Before it goes in the tank, make sure that it's been dead for a long time; no green spots. The best way to prep your wood is to soak or boil it for a very long time to rid of most the tannins and creepies. I've read reports of others soaking it with highly diluted bleach or h2o2. Make sure no there aren't any loose bark or chunks. Others and I have used purigen to help rid of the tannins.

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Thanks! Didnt go to middle school in Virginia did you?

There's a lake that I go to pretty often that has more than enough along the banks... I wouldn't know what kind of tree its from though...

Thanks for the help!
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