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Zule 02-28-2008 07:32 PM

I'm sorry, I know I've seen a bunch of topics about this, but I can't seem to find them, so I'm bringing it back up.
The other day I went to a river front to find some rocks for my 55 gallon and came across a real prize, a piece to driftwood to use as a lovely centerpiece. Right now I have it soaking in a rubber maid tub, but what else can I do to make it safe for my tank? I know this is mostly just letting the tannins soak out, so what about disinfecting it to some degree?
As you can see by the picture down below, it's pretty big, so boiling is out of the question. It's about 2 feet at its longest and 1 foot at the tallest. I've heard about putting driftwood on the oven? If I put it in there on a low heat for a while, would this do any good?

Advice is much appreciated, thanks.

herefishy 02-28-2008 07:36 PM

Not in that container. I have a BIG black kettle that we cook on over a camp fire that works well. Getting a big pot and boiling one half at a time works, but is not real efficient.

If you can't figure anything out I have tank that that would look real nice in. lol

Zule 02-28-2008 07:47 PM

Hmm, we do have a pretty big pot that I could use. I'm such a sucker for my fish I'll probably boil it half at a time just so I can get it in there. They don't know what I've gone through for them. :roll:


herefishy 02-28-2008 07:50 PM

Does that mean I need not be expecting a package from you? lol

Zule 02-28-2008 07:54 PM

Sorry, not this time. Watch out around Christmas, though. :)

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