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Boiling things for the aquarium

When you boil something (driftwood, rocks, etc for sterilization, or zucchini for shrimp and otos), what do you use? I'm afraid to use regular pots because they might have food residue or something on them.

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i always use regular pot, just make sure it's clean.


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I use my wifes big spaghetti pot....she doesn't know.... I almost got caught with a big piece of bogwood in it last month.

Actually, I boil some water first dump that, add new water then boil the item. I'm kinda paranoid though!
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I use my wifes big spaghetti pot....she doesn't know.... I almost got caught with a big piece of bogwood in it last month.

Actually, I boil some water first dump that, add new water then boil the item. I'm kinda paranoid though!

That's too funny!!!

I don't even want to know what alternative uses my stuff may have been used for!
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If you don't want to use your cooking pots, go buy those deep aluminum turkey oven pans. Put water into that and your driftwood. Cover and pop it in the oven.


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Another pointer... you should boil for no less that 15 at a rolling boil. Because science says so.

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