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post #11 of 40 Old 07-06-2008, 04:26 PM
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look forward to the pictures. :)
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post #12 of 40 Old 07-07-2008, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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It will be a couple of days; I'm quarintinng the wood and letting it soak to get rid of extra tannic acids. Once again, thanks for the great advice. I'll post an update later when I put it in. :)
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post #13 of 40 Old 07-08-2008, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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It has been brought to my attention that in my original post I said that I have been in the hobby for 3 years, but other posts say I have been in the hobby for 30 years and owned a fish shop. The first post on this thread was incorrect; I have had this tank setup for 3 years. I have been in the hobby for over 30 years and have owned a very successful fish shop that I sold about 2 years ago. I was also wrong in the statement that I have only 1 29 gallon tank. I wrote that in this thread to let you guys know what tank size this thread was going to be about. I have about 8 other freshwater tanks set up at the moment, and 3 saltwater. (1 Live Rock and Fish Only, 1 general Quarantine, and 1 reef.) Sorry for an confusion between this and any other posts where I have stated my experience/ the tanks that I have. I was just referring to the info relevant to what this thread was going to be about.

Quick Question: I've always let my driftwood soak for 2-4 days to remove extra tannic acids and make the water clearer when I put in the driftwood. What do you guys do when you buy a piece of driftwood?
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post #14 of 40 Old 07-08-2008, 11:05 PM
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:) Promise you won't laugh? I have been seen at carwash washing driftwood with pressure hose on RINSE. I then soak it for as long as a week depending on size.

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post #15 of 40 Old 07-09-2008, 11:26 AM
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If it's small enough to fit into a big pot on the stove I'll boil it then rinse, boil then rinse, until the water is fairly clear. If it's too big for a pot I'll soak it in water in a 5 gallon bucket for a week or two changing the water every couple days.

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post #16 of 40 Old 07-09-2008, 01:20 PM
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:) Promise you won't laugh? I have been seen at carwash washing driftwood with pressure hose on RINSE. I then soak it for as long as a week depending on size.
LOL!!! I'm sorry, but thats really funny! I can just imagine, seeing someone at a carwash giving their drift wood a good rinse down.

I really like your tank klosxe, your plants look BEAUTIFUL! They look very healthy, and add so much to your tank. With the drift wood in there it will look amazing. I think you would build a little rock cave or something, maybe put an air stone in there too? I think that would look really sweet.

Do you know what kind of plant those little patches of grassy looking ones are? I have those too, and they were a gift. So I have nooo idea what kind of plant it is, but I rather like them and hope to be able to spread them a little more over my gravel. (sorry my description is so vague)

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
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post #17 of 40 Old 07-09-2008, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the advice. I just wasnt sure what anyone else did. I always rinse it again and again for a couple of days.
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post #18 of 40 Old 07-09-2008, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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I am not sure what the plant you are describing is. Like I said, I haven't identified all of my plants in this aquarium. :( I do have 2 bubble bars set up; 1 on the far left wall, and one against the back on the far right. I have them on a timmer to come on when my lights and CO2 goes off. Thanks again everyone for all your input. :)
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post #19 of 40 Old 07-11-2008, 11:22 AM
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hmmmmmmmm
i don't think i've ever soaked mine,i could be wrong though.
i think i just washed mine,and let the tannis soak out it's self.
the fish don't mind,it's just me that does.
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post #20 of 40 Old 07-11-2008, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice. I've put it in now, and I'll send pics in about tow weeks; I'm going out of town. :)
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