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    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


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    Never had sap come out of driftwood before, but my guess would be to cook it some more to try to solidify the sap

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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


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    only good pic were it is dry



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    Doesn't look like pine. Some short of hard wood though, I'd assume that since the tank is going to be a native from the same area you found it in it'd be fine.
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    not sound like an idio but what is the phrase, short of hard wood, meaning its not hardwood and yea my aunt lives a few miles ffrom lake and this is were i got it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelfish11788 View Post
    not sound like an idio but what is the phrase, short of hard wood, meaning its not hardwood and yea my aunt lives a few miles ffrom lake and this is were i got it.
    Looks like a typo and was meant to say "some sort of hard wood".

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