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So my Malaysian Driftwood has been soaking for two days.

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So my Malaysian Driftwood has been soaking for two days.
Old 01-10-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
 
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I got two XLs and one Medium-Large piece of driftwood for my 55gal tank. They are all Malaysian and from Dr. Foster and Smith. They've been soaking for two days, and the fish I currently have in my tank is a crowntail betta, cherry barbs, and neon tetras. And some cherry shrimp. Anyways, if I continue soaking and changing the water until Friday, and then make sure I scrub them really good, can I add them to my tank with my weekly water change? I believe it would be ok since my fish like softer/acidic water anyway and I don't think it will make a huge difference. Also if some tannins leech out it won't bother me, I'm pretty sure the fish will like it so I'm game.
pH is already 7-7.2

I'm pretty sure this would be ok, just making sure though xD

SOOO excited to have my driftwood and seachem flourish comprehensive! Finally!
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
 
If you dont mind the tannins leech then yes you should be fine.
I always boil my my drift wood on the stove before i put it in my tank becuase i hate the tannins leech.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
 
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If you dont mind the tannins leech then yes you should be fine.
I always boil my my drift wood on the stove before i put it in my tank becuase i hate the tannins leech.
Ahh ok thank you. I may boil them each some tomorrow, I don't know.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #4
 
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I ordered malaysian driftwood from dr foster and smith and I put it in my tank right away. Well after a quick rinse in some old tank water. It sunk right away and hasn't leeched any noticable tannins.
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I ordered malaysian driftwood from dr foster and smith and I put it in my tank right away. Well after a quick rinse in some old tank water. It sunk right away and hasn't leeched any noticable tannins.
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