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post #101 of 313 Old 11-27-2013, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Here is another question for you guys. A guy at work gave me some driftwood. He said it was in a dry tank with a lizard for about a week. Can I clean it and use it in my tank ? (It doesnt look nasty or dirty)

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post #102 of 313 Old 11-27-2013, 05:26 PM
it can be used but i would boil it for a long long time. make sure to get any urine out of the wood and also to bring the tannins out as well so not to turn your aquarium water in to tea colored water. boiling is your best best.
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post #103 of 313 Old 11-27-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Boiling now, third time actually.

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post #104 of 313 Old 11-27-2013, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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I have heard some people say that it will still turn my water colors. Wondering if in time it clears back up ? (still boiling)

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post #105 of 313 Old 11-27-2013, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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wow the questions are flowing tonight haha. I bought some root tabs and I am wondering when I should use them. Just planted the L. Repens 2 days ago, should I wait a bit before using the ferts or is it ok to use them now ?

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post #106 of 313 Old 11-27-2013, 09:24 PM
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i used purigen for all my tea colored water problems XD


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post #107 of 313 Old 11-28-2013, 04:58 AM
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i used the wood from the tank i kept a bearded dragon in,
unless the lizard dedicated all over the tank,you'll be ok,still
a boiling won't hurt it.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #108 of 313 Old 11-28-2013, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Boiled it then let it sit in the hot water till it cooled then boiled again. 3 times total. Then I have dumped hot water over it and let it sit another 5 more times hahaha seems over kill but I stll get tea water.
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post #109 of 313 Old 11-28-2013, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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ok here is the update. Driftwood in place so far so good. Did a little moving around so I feel as though the fish are a little upset with me atm Turned the lights off so they can adapt a bit, will post pics after a awhile.

I would like to thank everyone for all the great help !!!!

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post #110 of 313 Old 11-28-2013, 12:15 PM
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yay for new driftwood! I want pics!!!


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