Can wood from outside be used in my aquarium if it is cleaned and soaked?
I would do some research on what kind of wood, but even then sometimes it does not workout...Can wood from outside be used in my aquarium if it is cleaned and soaked?
I would say so... From my experience at least. You know the woods going to work, and usually the wood you buy in a store looks much nicer then the wood you find in the wild.Ok. Would it just be easier to buy a peace from an aquarium store?
Usually if its a dark wood like malaysian drift wood, you should boil it for 1-2 hours, or let it soak. (to get rid of the tannins, they will make your aquarium a dark color)Would should I do to prepare a bit of wood I buy?
It would certainly be easier because you can wash it off and throw it in the tank. IMO a little more prep work is advisable for wood found in nature.Ok. Would it just be easier to buy a peace from an aquarium store?
Have to boil for a long time in a crawfish boiler/Turkey boiler, etc. After that let it sit in a tub or something so it can (not) leech and you can make sure it is ready to go in your aquarium. Make sure you soak it in dechlorinated water, also.Can wood from outside be used in my aquarium if it is cleaned and soaked?