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Wood from Lake Ontario OK?
Old 03-29-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
 
Wood from Lake Ontario OK?

Hey, I have some left over driftwood from Lake Ontario that I wanted to put into my tank (freshwater). I brought home a bunch of it and was able to boil most of it and put it right into my tank and had no problems. But I have a couple of bigger pieces that couldn't fit into a pot to boil them. They've been sitting for about 5 months, are they ok? Granted I know they're dry now so they won't sink but I'm fine with that. I'm just concerned about any bad bacteria or organisms that were alive that I can't boil out before putting them in the tank. Like I said the pieces I was able to boil are now in my tank and I had no problems with them.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
 
I would probably pour boiling water on them anyway from the kettle, it might take longer but i cannot say if it safe for your aquarium.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
 
Really big pieces you can put in the dishwasher on the hottest setting, remember to take out any chemical in the dishwasher like the anti-spotting stuff, soap..etc.....
Bath tub will work too to soak so it will water log and sink better
I collect all my driftwood and rock for my tanks and I like to use a tub out side to soak them in and I will use a spoon can scrape all the soft spots as well as a stiff brush.......
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