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question regarding the boiling of driftwood

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by Anonymous, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:31 am
    Lol! @ poprocks (the watermelon flavor of them really rocked), as for the screws, I have a galvanized one in my driftwood centerpiece that' attaching it to ?particle board and water chemistry wise I notice no difference to say when it wasn't in there.
     
  2. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:35 pm
    ok. i have been boiling my drift wood for like 4 hours so far. it didnt float when i put it in the pot. so do you think it will float if i place it in the tank?
     
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:38 pm
    Well if it doesn't float in a pot of water I don't think it will float in an aquarium filled with water. :)
     
  4. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:40 pm
    i didnt know if it would. im going to tie the java moss to it.
     
  5. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:46 pm
    :) True
     
  6. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:55 pm
    i didnt really know if it floated. as i dont pay attention. but its not floating while it boils. do i need to do anything else to it before i place it??
     
  7. Anthony

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  8. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:09 pm
    Yes, let it cool..... put it in TANK TEMP water BEFORE adding.... you will probably need to add cooler water. If you dont do this then you will have a 2 lb (or however heavy it is) heating log in the tank

    Same goes for the rocks NEVER add them in if the temp is different than the water of the tank. Only add once the temps are about equal (too cold and it will drop the temp in the tank)
     
  9. LemonDiscus

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  10. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:13 pm
    i didnt know if i needed to let it soak in treated water
     
  11. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:28 pm
    No, the water does not have to be treated.... just tank temp.
     
  12. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:38 pm
    thank you much!!
     
  13. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:25 pm
    Your welcome
     
  14. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:45 pm
    how long until the water in the tank to not be brown?
     
  15. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:45 pm
    Possibly a very long time.
     
  16. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:51 pm
    Depends on the type of DW. Could be a spell. Just tannins. If you don't like the look, you can add carbon to your filter. Will help clear it up.

    Me personally, I kinda like the tinted color a little better than the bright "plain" color of the aquarium. Gives it a more natural look.
     
  17. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:53 pm
    ok. do i do more water changes?
     
  18. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:55 pm
    Not required. Just stick with your standard wc schedule. No need to go overboard with it. Will clear out in time
     
  19. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:58 pm
    Not many of us Tannin fans out there :cool:

    I like it so much my tank is based on it :) (blackwater)
     
  20. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:02 pm
    Figured you'd chime in....sure them discus' like it as well. ;)