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Sterilizing driftwood

Hello All,
I have just received my driftwood centerpiece from Aquarium Driftwood 
(www.aquariumdriftwood.pair.com).  I am impressed with the look, size, and 
shape of it, especially for the money.  My problem is that it comes from a 
freshwater lake in Alabama, and still has traces of algae on it, along with 
who knows what else.  The people who sell it are upfront about it; they make 
no guarantees that it is sterile, but promise that it will not discolor my 
water and say they are not aware of any problems caused by contaminants in it.
I have decided that I will not risk putting it in my new tank unsterilized.  
It is too big to fit in my oven (approx. 24"X14"X 10"), where I was going to 
put it in a roasting pan filled with water and cover it with foil and boil 
it.  I should note that this wood must be kept wet, or it will dry out and 
float.  It is now in a tightly sealed garbage bag.
In the APD archives, the only reference to sterilizing a big chunk of wood 
suggests putting it in a metal garbage can on a Coleman stove.  I may have to 
do this yet, but I wonder if anyone can think of another way.  Is there any 
gas I could introduce into the bag that would do it?  Perhaps mix ammonia and 
bleach in a cup in the bag?  ( I use this mainly as an example.  I have been 
warned not to do this inadvertently  too many times to try it lightly).
Thanks in advance for all suggestions offered.  I will send a follow up post 
if something works well.
Pierre Gagne
Silver Spring, MD