I recently got some beautiful pieces of manzanita from blooms and branches, and am eager to get them in my tank! They are still a bit green though, and smell fresh, and I was wondering what I need to do before I throw them in with fish. Bake them? Boil them? Also, is it necessary to remove the bark? I really like the red color, but it seems a bit flaky, like it might come off once submerged. Thanks!