I am trying to be thrifty on my tank so I am trying to use my own driftwood instead of getting it from the store. The first piece I have I got from my girlfriends mother. Not sure where it came from but we are in south Florida so there is a good chance it came from the beach here. It is a hard wood I cant dig my finger nail into it. Then today I went beach combing in south Florida and found two pieces of wood. close up Not sure what wood they are but there is a ton of mangroves down here so I would guess its mangrove wood. The one is too long and needs cut in half. Any advice on doing that and making it look less like I cut it in half would be great. I might be able to boil some of the wood but not all of it. Should I just skip boiling and just soak the crap out of it for a few weeks? Just looking for advice. Never used wood in a tank yet just going off things I have read on the internet. Trying real hard to build this tank on a budget.