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post #11 of 15 Old 03-17-2007, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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I do water changes with gravel vacuuming once a week.

I am concerned about the staining though. I am boiling the pieces and using steel-wool to remove the outer layer, making them true driftwood. They are now sinking to the bottom so that is a good sign.

I'm just trying to figure out when it is that I can put them in the tank. they are small pieces and I would only use 1 per.

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post #12 of 15 Old 03-17-2007, 09:25 PM
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I'd use it. :)
And as for the frog, you should get him or her a play mate.
Mine used to reproduce like mad when I had driftwood in their tank. *must've been somethin with the tanins*

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Females are fatter, and males have a little bump behind each front arm. :D

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post #13 of 15 Old 03-17-2007, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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I've been boiling that driftwood all day and it sinks and no longer produces dark water, so in it went, and I saw my pleco for the first time since I got him!

I am thinking about getting another frog actually. They are so darn cute.

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I read somewhere that grapewood will sometimes eject white, mucusy stuff after it's been in a tank a while. Nothing to worry about, but I just wanted to let you know that I had heard that that could happen.

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post #15 of 15 Old 03-18-2007, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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That is good to know. I actually think I saw some of that in my smaller tank today and I thought maybe it was from our snail. I've been dosing that tank with some melfix (damn Serpae, little nippers) so I thought maybe it had something to do with that. Now I know. Makes sense, thank you.

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