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Old 04-06-2007, 01:51 PM   #11
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Wow, that is huge. What do you use for a burner to heat up all the water?
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:21 PM   #12
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I feel your pain itafx.... I have a piece that is in my 150 and i found it on the beach so I soaked it in FW and scrubbed it but never boiled it and now i have some fungus all over it that i hope is finally under control. I wish I would've seen this boiling advise sooner!
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I use my turkey fryer, just got an extra pot when I bought it. So I can either boil one big piece or multiple smaller ones.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:26 PM   #14
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I have heard people running larger pieces of driftwood through the dishwasher with no soap.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:59 PM   #15
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I have heard people running larger pieces of driftwood through the dishwasher with no soap.
That's what I do. Works fantastic - and quick.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:51 AM   #16
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What about the salt dispenser in the dishwasher???
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I agree with most people here. The first piece of driftwood I bought leached tannins for over a month even with bi-weekly water changes. The next piece I bought I boiled for about 3 hours and hardly any tannins leached into the water. It really does help drastically.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:16 PM   #18
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Yeah I boiled mine for several hours, no tannins, happy bristlenose.
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My largest piece I boiled for like 15 hours (not straight). lol Tannins were still coming out in the boil, but enough was enough. Hasn't affected the tank at all though.
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What about the salt dispenser in the dishwasher???
Huh? That must be a UK thing. I have never heard of a salt dispenser in a dishwasher before.
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