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Darren Balch
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PostSubject: Drift Wood   Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:30 pm

Where i live on the coast there is always bits of driftwood being washed up on the tide line. My question is can i use it?

I was thinking of soaking it in a large bucket outside for a couple of weeks with a load of carbon to soak up any nasties.

What is the concensus?
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PostSubject: Re: Drift Wood   Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:59 pm

I would be a bit concerned about getting all the salt out...
I have done this with seashells but thats a lot different lol!
Im sure some of the other guys and gals will know lots more!
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PostSubject: Re: Drift Wood   Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:12 pm

I've done it with driftwood. Soaked it outside for a few days in rainwater then put it in the tank- been there 6 months with no problems at all
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PostSubject: Re: Drift Wood   Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:48 pm

yeah, my concern would also be for the salts in the wood. I would think that if you soaked it for a while, maybe 2 weeks you should be ok. That might be overkill as Parkadge said but better safe than sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Drift Wood   Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:09 am

Check the density of the wood Question
Lots of salt that you get with wood of the coast seems to hollow out the integrity of the wood,
eg : if you burn the drift wood of the beach -watch how quick it burns compared to hardwood from a freshwater system.
There's no point putting wood in your tank if it's going to rot in 12 months and yup wash the hell out of it .

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