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Old 03-17-2007, 02:57 PM   #11
 
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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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Old 03-17-2007, 08:25 PM   #12
 
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*

Sexing:
Females are fatter, and males have a little bump behind each front arm. :D
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:39 PM   #13
 
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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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Old 03-18-2007, 08:58 PM   #14
 
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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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Old 03-18-2007, 09:42 PM   #15
 
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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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