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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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I found a nice piece of wood Id liked to use in my tank a few weeks ago and let it soak in water for about a week, it immediatly sunk...

Then let it boil in water for about a week every day for about an hour

Is this wood now safe to put into the tank would you say or does it more done to it?

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Sounds like it's safe enough to eat.
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Doctor: "Nurse hand me the sterilized wood." LOL
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It should be good to go, unless it still turns the water tea color,
I found a nice stump very clean not long ago, I soaked for a few days then stuck in my tank, still clouded my water, so I pulled it and boiled it in bleach water for about 15 to 20 hours over the course of a weekend, then I boiled it in salt water for a few hours and dropped it in the tank. clear as a bell and the wood was nearly white when I finished it.
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I have a piece of driftwood that I've boiled but it's still "browning up" the tank. Is this a bad thing, or just a cosmetic thing? because I'm rather fond of the piece of wood, and the brownish tinge gives the tank a natural river tannin kind of look.
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The tannin staining in just cosmetic, no harm done. Should gradually fade away.

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