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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Driftwood how to?

I found two pieces of driftwood while camping this weekend. Right now I have them soaking so they will sink. Is there anything else I should do or be concerned with before putting them into my tank?
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It depends on where you found them and what type of wood.

Generally speaking, if its been out in the sun for a few years, its probably pretty safe.

If you found it in the water, its going to have hitchhikers.

I have also heard that conifer wood and its sap is not good for most aquatic setups.

I collect local wood for my tanks all the time.
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Boil it.
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Its pretty bleached out. I would assume that means its been on the shoreline fore awhile.
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There is almost certainly entire populations of whatever living in it. Better safe than sorry.
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Roger that! Boil it I will!
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