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Just got some drift wood....
Old 08-21-2008, 02:54 AM   #1
 
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Just got some drift wood....

Yea, I got it like hours ago

But, it looks nice, is there anything I should take note of having drift wood?

Like Some mix etc
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:29 AM   #2
 
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Depending on the size of the piece or pieces and were it me, I would boil the pieces for at least an hour. DO NOT leave them to boil unattended. If they are too large (pot not large enough) I would rinse hell out of them and then soak the piece or pieces in a rubbermaid tub for at least a week changing the water daily until it remains clear after 24 hours. I have been seen at local carwash rinsing driftwood (no soap!)
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:27 AM   #3
 
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Boil them (I did mine two hours) and also give them a very good scrub with a clean, soap free brush. I've got a specific brush (it's actually a nail brush) that I got for like $1 and I use it JUST for fish stuff.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
 
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ok thanks, I will boil them, But I hope they dont explode?
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:05 AM   #5
 
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oops Perhaps I should clarify. DON"T put a lid on the pot while boiling and as stated ,DON"T leave boiling water unattended.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:22 AM   #6
 
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Driftwood is porous so it shouldn't have the same tendency to explode as rocks when boiled.

Also, update your tank progress thread after the driftwood is in the tank! I always enjoy seeing the progress of new tanks coming along.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:27 PM   #7
 
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Also, update your tank progress thread after the driftwood is in the tank! I always enjoy seeing the progress of new tanks coming along.
Me too! I love the look of driftwood in tanks. :D
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