Is My Driftwood preparation complete

PeterFishKeepin

Hi everybody,

I bough a piece of New Zealand Exotic Driftwood a small labeled by lfs, my first piec of driftwood and got it for cheap, only 10$ normally driftwood for me is around 20-30$

I have boiled it 4 times for about 1-2 hours each time
I have soaked it in water for about 15 hours

It is releasing a very very small amount of tannins but is takes a long time of being in water for it to start making any slight colour difference,

Below are some photos of my wood in a pot of cool water before I put in my tank,

Do you think I have done enough prep before it goes in tank or should I boil/soak more? I ddon't not want tannins to leak into tank and turn to a black water tank

Sorry hard to see it because it is water logged and colour is dark
 

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StarGirl

If you dont want tannins dark wood is something you want to stay away from. Some can leech for years.
 

PeterFishKeepin

Thanks, I don't mind a bit of colour in n the water but I don't want it dark like a Blackwater tank,

do you think I've done a normal preparation or would you Do more/less
 

StarGirl

The only thing you can do is try it in the tank. You will like it or nah. Prep is waaaaay over anything I would have done. ;)
 

PeterFishKeepin

Oh, that's some relief I'll give it a go, if the tannins become to dark I'll just do a water change, thanks for your help

Stargirl
 

StarGirl

The only prep I have done is soak it in water till it sinks. By then it is clean enough and I drop it in. I must tell you I hate Mopani wood. It will turn your tank VERY brown.
 

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