02-03-2010, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by LisaC144
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)