Originally Posted by gourami owner
okay soaking it overnight would be a good extra precaution?
if you want, yes. if he has already taken it out of the tank and its dried up you might have to soak it for it to sink again. when i get driftwood from the store, i soak it in a white bucket to sink it and make sure it doesn't release anything, but since your friend has had it so long i think you'll be good.