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Old 12-21-2005, 05:29 PM   #11
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I don't know whether this is true or not, but it sounds like it should be, so I'll share it: if you boil the wood (or soak it in boiling water if it won't fit in the pot), the heat will cause the pores on the wood to open, and it will become waterlogged faster.
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boiling wood is supposed to speed up the water logging process, along with killing bacteria and the color leaching thing, it smelt like rank tea
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The driftwood i bought was already premounted to a piece of slate and it never leached tannins or anything. Of course it was about 14.00 for the small piece thats in my 10 gallon but it looks great.
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Malaysian Driftwood is great for self-sinking. After a week or two of soaking, the tannins should not be in the water.
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I have both Malaysian and African, both are immediate sinkers.
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