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post #1 of 2 Old 06-25-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Testing driftwood

How long should one test driftwood?
I have a stump from the creek that looks great. It's been driftwood for several years. I soaked it a month in a tub, and put it in a ten gallon yesterday with a "volunteer" pencil fish. How long to be certain that it will have no ill effects?
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How long should one test driftwood?
I have a stump from the creek that looks great. It's been driftwood for several years. I soaked it a month in a tub, and put it in a ten gallon yesterday with a "volunteer" pencil fish. How long to be certain that it will have no ill effects?

A couple week's I should think.
Much of the wood I have in tank's was collected during fishing trips to river/creek bank's ,and so long as it's Not from trees that are sappy (pine,cedar) I would not be too worried but would still observe the lone fish for a while to see if it exhibit's any abnormal response/effect from the wood.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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