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Old 09-06-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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DIY driftwood

I cut up a dead dogwood in the backyard. Boiled it and now soaking it. Going to make some nice driftwood I think. Let me know what you think ??

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That's cool, I would most definitely put that in my tank
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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Thanks !! Im kinda happy with myself on the way they are turning out. Of course my wife is not too happy with them soaking in the guest bathroom tub right now !! Lol
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Thanks !! Im kinda happy with myself on the way they are turning out. Of course my wife is not too happy with them soaking in the guest bathroom tub right now !! Lol
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I cut up a dead dogwood in the backyard. Boiled it and now soaking it. Going to make some nice driftwood I think. Let me know what you think ??

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Really looks nice...would like to see a pic with them inside your tank
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:29 AM   #6
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Here they are in the tank

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Wow, stunning!!
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:58 AM   #8
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Thanks !! I'm really proud of the way they have turned out. I'm even happier that the gouramis seem to be really enjoying swimming around them & finding all the hiding places.
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You're welcome. Did you weigh the pieces down with something, or did soaking make them sink?
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I boiled them for about 8 to 10 hrs to kill everything & remove most of the tannins. Then let them soak for about a week til they sank on their own. You can do that with most hardwoods.
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