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Old 01-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Setting up my 115 Gallon

Has anyone got any ideas on another way of getting the tannins out of new pieces of driftwood other than soaking them? When I was setting up my 75 gallon, I soaked the pieces of driftwood for a month before putting it in the tank and still was staining the water and giving it the brown tint for almost another month later...

Anyway here are some pics of the stand I'm building. In two frames of mind whether or not to build a canopy as well, total height already is just under 5 ft.

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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If you can do it, boiling the driftwood works well. I boiled mine for several hours and got all of the tannins out.
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If you can do it, boiling the driftwood works well. I boiled mine for several hours and got all of the tannins out.
Thanks for the tip

Will have to see if I can borrow a pot big enough to boil up a few pieces that are 18" long....
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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Find something big enough to hold them and pour boiling water on them
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Find something big enough to hold them and pour boiling water on them
I definitely have something big enough to hold the pieces in.. How long will it still need soak in the boiled water?
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I boiled mine for an hour then used fresh water with chlorine remover to soak for a few days
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I definitely have something big enough to hold the pieces in.. How long will it still need soak in the boiled water?
I think i boiked mibe 7 hours lol
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Thanks for the tips peeps either way still gonna be getter than letting it soak for over a month lol
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:14 PM   #9
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Stand completed ready to put it all together 😁



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Decided to build a canopy it just seemed really bare without it lol. Water test done , all plumbing running without leaks and happy with the lighting. Now time to decorate and the cycling process starts 😝
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