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post #11 of 16 Old 03-25-2013, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. These plants were not in a fish tank with other fish so I highly doubt it would transfer any bacteria or such. In which case, would you say it should be safe to transfer them tonight?

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post #12 of 16 Old 03-25-2013, 05:20 PM
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Thanks. These plants were not in a fish tank with other fish so I highly doubt it would transfer any bacteria or such. In which case, would you say it should be safe to transfer them tonight?
Plants from a dedicated plant tank, yes.

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That's kind of cool. Why wouldn't they let you keep it?
I don't know, but he flicked it into the tank right after I indicated that would be cool to have. They get them every once in a while and they come out and fly around.

If I wanted to, I could put those in from the river but I don't think it a great idea... who knows what I might bring from a local wild waterway? Same reason I wouldn't dump anything into a wild waterway.

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post #13 of 16 Old 03-25-2013, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I have a hard time feeling safe about placing anything from a wild river or anything into my current tank. Never know what is on it
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-25-2013, 08:03 PM
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in the past ive found chunks of driftwood in local streams and rivers boiled it for a hr or two then plopped it inot the tank. never had any problems by following that method and ive also done the same with rocks minus the boiling part.
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Most of the drift wood I've found are very large so I've never even considered placing them into my tanks. However, it's good to know that if I boiled it enough they should be fine

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post #16 of 16 Old 03-25-2013, 09:01 PM
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The problem with "local" driftwood might be that it will decompose quicker than Malaysian or similar as it is less dense and the water is always warm. Even with exotic woods the boiling does not kill the fungus that may be in the grain of the wood.

I was more referring to local insects or fish being introduced and boiling those sort of defeats the purpose.

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