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post #1 of 7 Old 08-19-2011, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question mopani wood leaking sap

A few days after i added my soaked wood i noticed that it was leaking sap. When it was soaking I never saw it leak any sap until after I placed it in my tank. So my question is how can I stop it.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-19-2011, 10:26 PM
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Here's a link to another conversation with the same question. I think the bottom line of the thread was that it needed to boiled and baked a lot. Barring that, just get a different piece. I've never had trouble with my mopani leaking anything or giving off fungus. I boiled it for several hours each piece.

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-19-2011, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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So... are you saying try boiling first and if that doesn't work buy another piece?

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-19-2011, 10:51 PM
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Sorry, it's late. I'm saying try boiling or baking before you replace it.

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-19-2011, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ok

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-20-2011, 11:20 AM
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Jayy, if you read the thread that TexasTanker linked, you will have spotted the caution about toxic fungus. Fungus and sap are different obviously, but if you see white fungus I would not use the wood. I need not elaborate, it is covered in that earlier thread.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-20-2011, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks ill look in to that

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