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Old 06-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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driftwood!

So boredom struck in today and I decided to look for some new DW. I think I have enough as it is but its always fun to find more interesting pieces. As many in the US know, it has been very hot out. Most of the creek beds down here in Missouri have dried up

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Which isn't all bad because now the water its down, I've found some cool pieces


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Can't wait to see how these ones will turn out!
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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Pretty cool! I wanna see a pic once you put it in the tank!!!
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Thanks! I'm not really for sure if I want to use the larger piece but it never hurts to try it out
I just put them in my 55 that's sitting in my yard, I call it my water bucket tank
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forgot the pic lol
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forgot the pic lol
Cool looking pretty good. How are you going to clean the would to get tannis out? O.O
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Right now I'm soaking it to see how soft it will be, its too big to boil so I guess I'll just have to do frequent hot water changes in my 55 gallon bucket
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Let it soak all night then power washed it to get the soft dead stuff off, which is often a problem with wood found in the creek. So far I love this piece


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I just throw the wood right in after a good scrubbing. I use to boil it etc... I'm impatient. Nice wood though. Beautiful pictures too!
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I'm impatient too but these pieces float like no other. I'll soak them for at least a week or more
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I'm impatient too but these pieces float like no other. I'll soak them for at least a week or more
Gotcha the pieces I get from my buddy at the LFS gets me sink right away
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