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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: driftwood question
- From: Shireen Gonzaga <whimbrel at comcast_net>
- Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 16:26:19 -0400
- Cc: Shireen Gonzaga <whimbrel at comcast_net>
I found some beautifully-shaped pieces of driftwood (labeled Malaysian
Driftwood) last year, and bought a bunch of it, thinking I could use it
future. So when the moment arrived, I soaked it for a month in a bucket
get rid of tannins, then added it to the tanks. When I first put it in
aquariums, it was fine -- a moderate amount of leaching as expected.
a while, however, the wood started rotting quite fast, getting
worse, smelling bad, and depositing a lot of gunk in the gravel. This
been going on for months. Finally, I got sick of it and pulled it all
Is there a way to cure this wood so it stops rotting in the water? Like
it in brine, or something like that? I'd like to salvage it, if
they are beautiful pieces.
P.S. I've used African root wood and never had problems with it.