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post #1 of 4 Old 11-02-2011, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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i have some wood that was given too mee with a tank i got form a friend can i put it in my tank its the kind you get for reptiles i have already boiled it and then soaked it in a bucket for 24 hours
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-03-2011, 01:07 AM
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Yes the drift wood should be fine to go in your tank. There isn't really any that is marketed only for reptiles. How long did you boil it? I have Mopani and boiled it for 15 minutes then replaced the water and reboiled. Did this for a couple hours until the water wasn't so dark. Doing this will kill anything that may be on it and help to get the tannins out. There isn't much point to soaking it in a bucket unless you are trying to water-log it if it floats.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-03-2011, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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i boiled it for five hours total changeing the water ever 30 i was soaking it to get the mast tannis out i could
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-04-2011, 12:46 AM
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Soaking it will work to leech the tannins but it's probably going to take a few weeks if not months to do it that way. Main reason most people boil is it's quicker.

Anyways, if you boiled it that long, I don't see any reason not to go ahead and put it in the tank. You will probably still get some tannis darkening your water but it's nothing to worry about. If you don't like the darker water, charcoal will help to clear it.

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