If it has a pleasing smell, leave it on the ground. For waterlogged pieces, do the scratch and sniff test.
My smaller pieces I always boil for what seems likes days (its really only about six hours lol).
My larger pieces I haven't found a really good way to do it just yet. My first piece I scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed on in the hottest water I could stand (until no more particles were coming off and then some), rinsed, and set in my tank. Here's the issue.. Every time I do this, my tank starts cycling again.. If any one has any advice that would be great!
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