Waterlogging?

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I'm boiling some driftwood I found on the beach and planning on putting it in my tank. Should I let it waterlog in the tank itself or get a bucket of water and let it do it in that?
 

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Either way will work. Soaking in the bucket will allow more tannins to leach out before putting in the tank. If you want the tannins, let it soak in your tank.
 

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Boiling it helps to waterlog it quickly. I soaked mine kn a bucket because there was A LOT of tannis - i changed the water daily and the bucket was still brown.
 

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Boiling only gets most of the tannins out. To water log it you have to soak it in water for quite a few weeks if it’s really dry. If the log is light, it’s not water logged.

Since you got it at the beach you will need to do extra steps to ensure that your not brining contaminants into the tank. You will need to scrub it good and use lots of hot water to kill off any other parasites that might be in the wood that attached itself to the wood.
 
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