Driftwood Newbie

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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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Nefersmum said:
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?
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?
 
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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
 

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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
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.
 

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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.
 

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Looking for a type of wood that won't sink but is algee and shrimp safe
 

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I have never in my life boiled drift wood. Just how I do it. I will rinse it off to get any dirt or dust off it then plop it in the tank.
 

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