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Thread: sap in driftwood
04-02-2013, 02:40 AM #1
sap in driftwood
found the DW of my dreams. out in the woods, ok bark is off, I scowled it, then i baked in 350 for 10 minutes. after baking it sap came from several places, I have it soaking now. Is there anything to do to get it to stop this wood is the bees knees. should i bake it some more, till it all oozes out. This is going in a wild caught native tank, I do know they are less supseptible to disease but still. ANY HELP
04-02-2013, 09:03 AM #2
04-02-2013, 09:05 AM #3
Can you put pics of the wood up?? DW really shouldn't be leaking sap and the only DW i've seen that's done that is pine wood, and as far as I know pine wood isn't safe for aquariums.
04-02-2013, 01:01 PM #4
I have boiled red moor bogwood and within the first few weeks you can get sap oozing from it. It's not unusual.
Here's what mine looked like:
(see the grey oozing part)
It just wiped off easily and the filter broke up any free floating parts. It wasn't toxic in any way.
I cannot speak for other wood types though.
04-02-2013, 01:37 PM #5
I'm not sure if it would work. But possibly baking the wood and leaving it in dry conditions. Maybe baking it for a period of time, at high temperatures, once a day for a couple weeks? Idk something like that could work.
04-02-2013, 01:46 PM #6
its to hard for pine, well thats what my dad said, idk if he was right, i will pic it in a few, def dont wanna kill my natives