Driftwood Newbie

Discussion in 'Driftwood' started by Nefersmum, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. NefersmumValued MemberMember

    I've never had drift wood in my tank before and having decided to add some I did a bit of research. I don't have the facility to do a 2hr 'boil wash'. Is there another way to prepare it for my aquarium?
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  3. Thibault DrakeValued MemberMember

    You could soak the wood for a few weeks. I did that and then rinsed it and it was fine. What kind of wood are you using?
  4. NefersmumValued MemberMember

    I haven't bought any as yet. I started reading about it and thought it best to check this out before I went any further. That thread has a lot of useful info. Many thanks
  5. Thibault DrakeValued MemberMember

    If you can boil the wood for half an hour than it would be cleaner and a little bit safer but it’s probably fine without it.
  6. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I don't boil my driftwood because I like the tannins, rinsing it off in hot water and putting it into the tank is all I do.