Washed up lake wood

Discussion in 'Driftwood' started by SilverMIssy, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. SilverMIssyValued MemberMember

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    I found this washed up from Lake Ontario and I liked it. It would be a great hiding spot for shrimp or tunnel my betta can swim through.

    It is safe to use as long as a boil anything harmful out of it? Anything special I have to do to it?


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  2. junebugFishlore LegendMember

    Boiling it should be sufficient. What I do is boil for an hour in clean water, then let it cool completely and dump the water out. I then refill and boil again. This ensures tannins are leeched out, and that the wood will sink when placed in your tank.
     
  3. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    Of your using it as a betta tunnel I would sand off the little nubs on the inside, it would be awful for your betta's tail to get caught on those.

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  4. SilverMIssyValued MemberMember

    Ok, thanks you both. Will do.


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  5. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    Nice looking wood, It's going to look really nice in the tank. Alison
     
  6. ToniaWell Known MemberMember

    Love it! The wood looks awesome!
     
  7. pritamValued MemberMember

    pretty jealous....
    awesome woods...looks great..
    most of the woods i have seen got branches and looks like a tree or log.
    first time i have seen natural woods looks like a cave....splendid.
     
  8. SilverMIssyValued MemberMember

    Ya I know! I saw it and instantly climbed down boulders to get it :p it's definitely not one you typically find or see sold.

    It really sucks that I only have a 10 gallon because it's really big and would take up half of it. One side of the tank is planted on driftwood I bought and he other is decorated with fake coral and stuff. I need a bigger tank but no space for one :'( lol

    This is my tank now.

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  9. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    Nice looking tank. Alison
     
  10. pritamValued MemberMember

    ohh....sad news and appreciate your courage to collect it.
    i will surely buy a new tank for those driftwoods.
     
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