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Jayy 08-19-2011 10:59 PM

mopani wood leaking sap
A few days after i added my soaked wood i noticed that it was leaking sap. When it was soaking I never saw it leak any sap until after I placed it in my tank. So my question is how can I stop it.

TexasTanker 08-19-2011 11:26 PM

Here's a link to another conversation with the same question. I think the bottom line of the thread was that it needed to boiled and baked a lot. Barring that, just get a different piece. I've never had trouble with my mopani leaking anything or giving off fungus. I boiled it for several hours each piece.

Jayy 08-19-2011 11:32 PM

So... are you saying try boiling first and if that doesn't work buy another piece?

TexasTanker 08-19-2011 11:51 PM

Sorry, it's late. I'm saying try boiling or baking before you replace it.

Jayy 08-20-2011 12:25 AM


Byron 08-20-2011 12:20 PM

Jayy, if you read the thread that TexasTanker linked, you will have spotted the caution about toxic fungus. Fungus and sap are different obviously, but if you see white fungus I would not use the wood. I need not elaborate, it is covered in that earlier thread.


Jayy 08-20-2011 05:46 PM

Ok thanks ill look in to that

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