03-04-2008, 10:04 PM
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FG, I vacation in the Burt Lake/Indian River/Mullett Lake area every year. We take the boat to Lake Huron just to gather driftwood one day each time we go. We do "drag some line" and do a little fishing on Huron each trip. Came back with over 50 real nice pieces last year, Including a piece that I put in my 180g. Sold a bunch of it to my lfs's.
I have found zebra mussels clinging to a few pieces and it is best to disinfect each piece before placing the pieces in your tank(s). I boil mine and use hydrogen peroxide. Someone, once, told me of another product to use, I can't recall what it was. Sounded too evil to use on something I was going to put in my tanks so I never used it. You should be able to get gallons of hydrogen peroxide at your local pharmacy for around $8-$10. I use a spray bottle to apply it. Make sure to get into the nooks and crannies when clean each piece.
I'm hoping to find a substantial root like piece with lots of "tenacles" to put in my 210g blackwater tank that has been "under construction" since November. I'd like to have just the right pieces and am in no hurry to get it done until it is just what I want. Maybe it will get done before Christmas, lol