How do you know that your piece of drift wood is old, dead wood?

Discussion in 'Driftwood' started by fbn, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    Hello! I found a piece at the river and brought it home and boiled it. It is in my one aquarium, but I want to sell it. How do I know for SURE it is genuine and won't start disintagrating?? It seems fine so far, but I just want to make sure. Thanks!
     
  2. TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    If it is soft and easily damaged, it is old dead wood. Hard or at least firm you are ok!
     
  3. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks a lot!
     
  4. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    On the ends it is a little bit soft..Well, part of the ends at least. Otherwise, the wood is definitely solid. Think its still okay?
     
  5. TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    Go for it...you could even take a clean wire brusk and scrape off the soft parts...gives it texture! The old dead parts will cause a bacterial bloom as they feed on it...don't worry it will clear on its own!
     
  6. fbnWell Known MemberMember

    Yea, I posted it for sale, because there were hardly ANY soft spots. I could easily scrape it off. Thanks!
     
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