Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #447

On Tue, 14 Jan 1997 Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com wrote:

> From: MMacG1167 at aol_com
> Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 23:43:19 -0500 (EST)
> Subject: "Mothballing" driftwood
> I have a driftwood centerpiece in my 55 gallon tank that I'm considering
> taking out and storing for future use. I would like, if possible, to: 1) keep
> it waterlogged and  2) prevent it from becoming infested with bacteria or,
> most likely, fungus.  I know those two goals are probably in conflict with
> each other, but if I let it dry out it could take a long time (I assume weeks
> or months) to get it waterlogged again. I don't have alot of space so I'm
> interested in a storage method as compact as possible (sticking it in another
> tank is not an option). Would something like a sealed trash bag with a
> certain amount of water in it be a possibility? Is there something that can
> be added to the water that will prevent or minimize bacterial/fungal growth
> but won't render the wood unusable in an aquarium? Anybody have any ideas?

 How about freezing it? Expansion of waterlogged cells may be
a problem though...

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