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Old 06-01-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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How To Make This Driftwood Usable?

I picked up this driftwood yesterday, but I don't knoiw how to make it safe to put in my tank. I can't boil it because its too big and I don't want to break it apart. Should I put it in the bathtub and set the water as hot it will go and let it sit? Thanks!

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Do the bathtub method, let it soak for about two weeks, and daily, pour boiling hot water over it while scrubbing like nuts!
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Take a wire brush to it to start, remove any bark. Then scrub it with a 1 to 20 bleach to water mix. Rinse thoroughly and the soak it in a tub or the tub. Hopefully it will sink.
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Would I be able to get a wire brush at Home Depot?
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A garbage can lined with a plastic bag will work.
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You could always pick up a large trash can and soak it in that as well if the bathtub is an issue. If you don't know where the wood is from I would suggest a mild bleach bath with quite a few following rinses to rid it of any parasites or bacteria also.
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What do I scrub it with? And I can't really let it soak for 2 weeks. We only have 1 bathroom/tub
I scrubbed with a new toothbrush lol. I soaked mine on and off. I let it soak during the day, and dry overnight before scrubbing, boiling, then soaking again the next day. (or just don't shower!) lol.
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Dang.. you guys beat me to it. Lol
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Can I get a 5 gallon bucket it from Home Depot and only soak half of it at a time?
How many rinses of the chlorine mix should I do?
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Where did you get it?

Boil on one end, then flip over and boil the other.
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