"Driftwood" from Petco

AspiringAquarist

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My local Petco sells some nicely shaped "driftwood" that they simply call "Aquatic Wood". They have a whole tank full of them and it's a dark brown color. The water they are in is crystal clear so I don't think they are leaching any tannins.

Does anyone have experience with wood from Petco? Thanks
 

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I bought some of this so-called driftwood...it's not bad. I had to wash off all the existing algae as best I could, but other than that it hasn't given me any problems. My ghost shrimp loved it! They started eating everything on it.
 

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I'd boiled it first to make sure it's not harboring any nasties.
Otherwise, I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
 
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This might sound like a noob question, but how do you boil driftwood?

Do you put the wood in a bucket and then pour hot boiling water over it
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Do you put the driftwood in a pot over your stovetop and let it boil with the wood?
 

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Either or.
It depends on the size of the wood and your pot. lol
 
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