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post #1 of 5 Old 10-23-2010, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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driftwood questions

i am going to the lake tommorrow and with the water down low i should have access to lots of driftwood. i want a nice piece for my main feature in my planted tank. what needs to be done to the wood to make it safe for my aquarium? scrub it and soke it in water for a while maybe? any info will be greatly appreciated. thanks!
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-24-2010, 06:00 AM
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Prolly gonna have to boil or bake it to kill anything in/on it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-24-2010, 11:00 AM
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I would boil it for a minimum of two hours. If it's too big to fit in a big pot, boil one side first and then the other.

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-24-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks! i just got back from the lake and i got several good pieces of drift wood and a couple of small sand rocks. i wish i would have gotten more rock. will boiling the wood fade the colors in it? one of them has some good black color to it that is gonna look great in my tank. i may go to the river and see if i can find some more sand rock to use to weight down the wood and make some cave like hiding places. thanks!
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-27-2010, 12:35 PM
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i cook my driftwood and rocks in the oven at 400 degrees for about 2 hours. i would NOT boil the rocks because they have a tendency to explode...

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