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Discussion in 'Site News / Feedback / Questions' started by Anonymous, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. Anonymous

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    Maybe there could be a well written article on how to properly sterilize/clean driftwood before its placed into the tank. Any opinions?
     
  2. Anthony

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    Yeah, that sounds good. Anyone know enough to do a little writeup ? I've only used driftwood once and it was already cleaned for aquarium use so I just soaked it in hot water for a bit before placing it into the tank.
     
  3. LemonDiscus

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    I can do one.... I have done this SEVERAL times.
     
  4. Anthony

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    [dancing] Okay great !
     
  5. Ryanstech

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    hey cool! Lemon, throw in some tips on sterilizing and cleaning huge batches at a time will you? :) I'm lacking a giant vat to use...
     
  6. Anonymous

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  7. LemonDiscus

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    I agree with Nelson, I would use the bathtub with the bleach technique. Be prepared for LOTS of de-chlorinator!
     
  8. Anonymous

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    I would do just a bathtub soak in the hottest water you can muster out of the shower, and continue to drain and refill the water two or three times. You could also pour boiling water over the pieces at some point in the process. Thats just what I would do, but I would never use bleach on anything thats going into my tanks, personal preference I guess.
     
  9. LemonDiscus

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    True, the boiling water would do as well to getting poured into it.

    Also you can bake batches in the oven too. I was thinking about that the past day or so. I did bake 2 pieces in my oven together and I could have done about 10-20 depending on size. You can stack them if you are baking as you are heating the nasties out and not making cookies! :)
     
  10. Ryanstech

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    I filled a heavy-duty garbage can with hot water and a bit of bleach and stuffed most of mine in there to soak for now.
     
  11. LemonDiscus

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    That will work. Remember to use LOTS of dechlorinator when finished with the bleach soak! Buy like a big bottle of Aquasafe and use it all! You dont want any bleach left later!
     
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