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Old 10-17-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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Best way to clean drift wood

Bought some driftwood and not sure how to clean it
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
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Have you leached the wood?

Edit: Is it brand new and you need to leach it? Or are does it have a white cloudy algea? If it's the latter, I just use a tooth brush and scrub it off.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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It's new and how do you leach it
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:54 PM   #4
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Do you know what kind of wood it is? I have leached mopani driftwood. What I did with mine is I soaked it in a big trash can. I bought a Seachem Purigen filter pad dropped it in the bottom of the trash can. I soaked it in warm dechlorinated water, changing the water everyday. I did that for almost 2 weeks if not longer. But I had several big pieces. I stopped when the water was a faint tea color.


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Old 10-18-2011, 12:23 AM   #5
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I'm not sure but it's a small piece that I bought from pet club
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:45 AM   #6
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Snap a picture. Still presoaking it and scrubbing it in warm water would be a good idea!
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:54 AM   #7
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Il get a picture up later and I left out in hot water last night but the water was still clear this morning
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Cool, You might have a different type of wood. You might want to keep it in there and scrub it down, just to make sure you get anything in you tank that is unwanted.
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Here is a pic it's wet though
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