While it's not always convenient, I'd strongly, strongly, recommend you designate a tank as a quarantine tank! I spent a lot of money, time, meds and fish lives by not using a QT tank. If you have the room (and patience
), I'd leave any new additions in QT for at least a month. that includes fish, plants, and driftwood. I may be paranoid, but it's based on a baaaad experience last spring that ultimately cost me about a dozen angels and 1/2 dozen guppies, danios, gourami.....you get the picture!
I keep a 10g QT tank running and use it for plant trimmings. You'll eventually have to do something with excess plant material, and I hate to discard anything, so it's a tiny planted tank! That's the great thing about live plants, you can grow more for yourself and they end up less expensive than plastic plants.
What do I do with new driftwood? I stick it into a steam sterilizer at work, but everyone does not have that option. I do use a bleach dip on plants, but it won't always
kill snail eggs and sopme plants are more tender than others. I don't know that I'd bleach wood, since the bleach may be tough to get out of the wood. Just use plenty of chlorine remover!