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[APD] Treating Driftwood

The best method for treating driftwood IMO is to fill a tub with boiling hot water until it covers the wood. Leave it until the water cools, repeat once or twice to get most of the junk, parasites whatever off it and reduce the tannins. Place it in a large tub of aquarium water with about 100 Amano or green pond shrimp and leave for a week or 2. Change some water daily. After a week or 2 the wood will come out of the tub clean and more or less ready to go into the aquarium thanks to the shrimp. If it floats I usually tie it to an unglazed clay brick or pot until it becomes waterlogged.

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