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Does ADA driftwood need soaking?

I just picked up some ADA "old black wood" a couple days ago for my 90g that I'm converting. I won't be needing it for a few weeks while I get everything ready, so in preparation, do I need to soak it like ordinary driftwood? After handling it, my hands were black and dirty (heh). Would just a quick rinse do the trick? I just don't know how and if this wood is treated. At the price I paid, I hope it was at least a little.

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ADA driftwood? Where is this sold? I haven't seen it on adgshop.com
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I thought that the ADA black wood is pre-boiled. Should just take a light scrubbing with a bristle brush to get off any loose bits, then a quick rinse.

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Great! Good to hear that. Thanks Bill.

Yes, Ankit, its available at Aqua Forest in San Francisco. It's also on their website --> aquaforestaquarium.com
Rather pricey stuff as driftwood goes, but it looks nice and, apparently, is preboiled.

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The Aqua Forest web site has the following line after the description...

* Not be Boiled.

Now does that mean "Should" Not be Boiled or possibly Not be"en" Boiled. ????

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i never boiled any pieces i used. no problems here. but, if you are worried, just put some excel in a spray bottle, and drench the wood a few times over a few days.


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ADA blackwood is great stuff. I found it doesn't really leach any tannins into the water. All it really needs is a quick rinse.
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When Jay and I set up my 38G all was going well...until a piece of old black wood started to float a bit so I would soak it.


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