Just back into fish keeping after a 30 year sabbatical, I was working. Retired now, I saved nothing equipment wise, from decades ago, except this cool piece of drift wood. I lugged this wood with me for 30 years, in one box or another.
So I get this new aquarium, 20 gal. I want this wood in there, it deserves to be in there. So I boil it, LOL , thinking it had something in it after all these decades. I drop it in the tank at start up, nothing else except gravel in the tank. It turns the water red, and I mean red. I guess it was cedar, or red wood, and the boil screwed it up something fierce. Had to drain the tank, wash the gravel, and start again. My wood, I want it in there. I'm sitting it in a bucket out side, and the water is red there now. I'll keep changing the bucket water, but I'm wondering if its all over for this wood, and the dumb boil thinking drew something out of the wood.