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Thread: DIY Driftwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnTheFly View Post
    I wondered if it could be soaked in a bleach water solution, then repeatedly soaked in a clear water rinse? Boiling a large piece of would is going to be challenging.
    If it were me, I'd not soak wood in bleach solution. Way too porous for my comfort level.

    Joe's suggestion of letting it dry completely in the full sun is what I'd follow. Turn it over once the upside is dry, insure it got completely dry. After that, I'd soak it in plain water within a large plastic tub, barrel, tote -- whatever you've got along those lines. Just make certain that the container you use has not been contaminated with pesticides, etc.

    Since you're pulling it from a water source, it probably won't take much to waterlog it again.
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    @ OnTheFly,
    You have a source choice between well water and softened tap, if I recall. Might you have an outside faucet that bypasses the softener, but still draws from the treated tap? If so, I'd use that. Temp won't matter for your soaking purposes.

    You could take advantage of the treated tap water to help you kill off anything living on/in your found wood. Then later, for your initial setup, you can add a dose of Prime (water conditioner) to the tank with this driftwood in it. This will be less Prime used than putting it in your larger soaking bin.

    It would be worth buying a small bottle (online is much cheaper, as with so many products) to keep on hand. If you do decide to use well water for your water changes, you won't need to dose Prime at every water change. Should there come reasons to detoxify (such as while you cycle new tanks) you will have a small amount of Prime on hand already.
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    Drying outside works fairly quickly in summer. I have cleaned up quite a bit of it for landscaping use. That's probably the first place I should look if it hasn't gotten soft. I know it would be snail safe. I really like Slappy's idea of attaching it to a piece of shale. A lot of driftwood is going to want to do just that, drift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dillan11 View Post
    Hi guys what wood is not suitable for aquariums??
    Here's a link for ya ......

    http://injaf.org/articles-guides/gen...aquarium-wood/

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