What do you mean don’t do it if I want low ph? Does spider wood increase ph?Don’t do spiderwood if you wanna have low ph, just do like wild wood or dragon root or manzanita or mopani, you don’t need to soak it IMO if you boil it it removes pests and wc will remove excess tannins, might just be for me
Alright so is boiling necessary or just a wash and then I can add to the tank?Any pieces of DW we add to our tanks we just let them float in said tank till they sink then put them in place. Tannins are beneficial so i wouldn't worry about it. Yes it makes the water a bit of a tea color but after a couple handfuls of WC's it'll start to subside. We have pretty large pieces on most all of our tanks and none leech anymore. We have both Mopani and Manzanita. Also have some pieces of Cholla wood. Those give the tank a nice look as well and not all of them are just plain stumps some actually have some design to them.
Alright thanks that’s what I thought. I’ve never heard of driftwood increasing ph