I bought some Malaysian driftwood the other day and boiled it for about an hour to get some of the tannins out. After taking it out I noticed that some parts of the wood were soft and could be scraped off with a screwdriver. Without the poking and scraping, the wood stays intact.
Is this due to rot? Will it be safe in my tank or will it just break apart soon? I'd like to know so I can consider getting my money back. Any help is greatly appreciated.