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Old 02-02-2010, 09:53 PM   #11
 
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Or maybe the 14th as an excuse to blow off Valentines Day.
priceless as always...and THEN some folks wonder why their spouse does not support the hobby
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #12
 
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LOL. That's funny.

What's the difference between soaking it and boiling it? Does boiling speed up the process or just confirm any parasites would be killed?
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:19 AM   #13
 
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Well when you BOIL nodules, you cook them. When you soak in the tub, you don't boil yourself!?

Constant boiling over & over & over again does remove the tannis faster yes.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:19 AM   #14
 
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LOL. That's funny.

What's the difference between soaking it and boiling it? Does boiling speed up the process or just confirm any parasites would be killed?
Boiling the wood will cause tannins that color the water to be released more quickly than soaking the wood. I have some pieces that are too big to boil (don't have pot large enough).For these pieces I soak them in tub of water ,changing the water every couple days. Once the water remains relatively clear after three or four days,I then place them in the aquarium. Soaking the wood as mentioned,can take weeks,months,depending on the density of the wood.8)
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:28 AM   #15
 
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Gotcha. Thank you very much. I think I will just boil a few times and let whatever tannins are still in there, to remain in there and place it in my tank
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