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cwmorrow 06-25-2012 12:57 PM

Testing driftwood
 
How long should one test driftwood?
I have a stump from the creek that looks great. It's been driftwood for several years. I soaked it a month in a tub, and put it in a ten gallon yesterday with a "volunteer" pencil fish. How long to be certain that it will have no ill effects?

1077 06-25-2012 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by cwmorrow (Post 1129297)
How long should one test driftwood?
I have a stump from the creek that looks great. It's been driftwood for several years. I soaked it a month in a tub, and put it in a ten gallon yesterday with a "volunteer" pencil fish. How long to be certain that it will have no ill effects?


A couple week's I should think.
Much of the wood I have in tank's was collected during fishing trips to river/creek bank's ,and so long as it's Not from trees that are sappy (pine,cedar) I would not be too worried but would still observe the lone fish for a while to see if it exhibit's any abnormal response/effect from the wood.


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