Thread: drift wood from a creek
03-19-2013, 08:29 PM #1
drift wood from a creek
so i want to put some wood in my 20 and possibly my 10.
my lfs has a poor selection and also it's expensive.
i was thinking of finding a "stick" from a near by creek.
then boiling it, and soaking it in conditioned water.
is that safe?
03-19-2013, 08:33 PM #2
03-19-2013, 08:38 PM #3
i'm not sure what resinous means, could you help me out. and also does the same thing go for rocks
03-19-2013, 08:41 PM #4
No wood from anything that leaks resin. No pine, cedar, that kind of thing. If it's already starting to rot it's not a good idea idea.
With rocks. Splash with vinegar first, wait an hour, look and listen for any fizzing. Leave overnight, check again. If nothing happens it's likely to be safe.