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post #1 of 5 Old 03-11-2010, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
Moving driftwood between tanks?

Should I boil it - just resoak it - or just scrub it?
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-11-2010, 03:38 AM
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You're just moving driftwood from one established tank to another? I wouldn't do anything to it. I mean you can do the usual boiling/scrubbing thing if you want to but I don't think it's needed.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-11-2010, 09:00 AM
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If you have BB algae built up on it I'd use the occasion to scrub it down good. Otherwise if you take it from a healthy tank w/out no sicknesses and move it to another just do it, no issue had done that a million times (yes I love redecorating my tanks). Just if its a super large piece that is failry new watch your pH/ KH it may drop a lil if the tank's volume is small in relation to the DW piece.

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-11-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
The piece is fairly new - but its not done anthing but turn the water brown. I bought it to lower the pH - but it hasn't touched it and its probably because my water is so hard.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-11-2010, 09:51 PM
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Dep on your exact water parameters (pH and KH) and the numbers you want to get it to you may be able to work with peat; I used it before for the same reason (for killi's) and it worked great.

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