Driftwood Tree

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Bought this a week ago and have been soaking it in a 0.8g hang on side tank I used to use as an intro new fish into my main tanks. The water is changed every few days with dechlorinated water.
Tree looks tank safe but wat do you guys think?
Also how long should I soak it
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Underside looks abit weird tho
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If you are really uncertain boiling it will also help remove tannins however its not possible to remove all tannins from driftwood it takes a year or so to be 100 percent free but i dont think the tannins would cause any problems

Btw your driftwood looks super cool
 
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Thanks . My friend and LFS specially kept it for me.

This is it 1 week later
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Ps is the underside ok?
 
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Wood looks ok .
The more you soak it or boil it the faster it will release tannins in your tank ..NOT GOOD, but most don't add enough wood to cause issue.
Some do and I have heard of tank deaths from adding wood that leaches like it has been in there for months but the system is not running on day 1 yet with tannins ...
I would just put it in tank and watch it there ..
I have never boiled or soaked wood ,and often wonder how nature deals with wood falling into ponds and streams ...o_O Sometimes we overthink things I think and I then I try to stop doing it [thinking I mean ]..:wacky:
 
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1 things for sure
Its water logged so I don’t needa worry bout it floating
 
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