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PostPosted: 2011.02.01(Tue)10:32    Post subject: home made driftwood Reply with quote

Is there a quick and easy way to make driftwood from dead trees and other things like braches. I have made several pieces by boiling drying boiling and drying pieces of wood to sanitize them and remove tannis because I now have a piece that would look amazing in my tank but it is way to big to boil.
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PostPosted: 2011.02.01(Tue)17:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could boil some water and pour it over the wood that is in a bucket. Or if you have a large party cooler (not a plastic one. like a big metal one for beers) and put it on some hot coals that are still smoldering.
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PostPosted: 2011.02.01(Tue)18:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats the problem I don't have anything like a metal beer cooler that isn't plastic also I'm a 14 so I really don't have a beer cooler Laughing and I'm not talking about a stick to big for just a pot this thing is like 3.5 feet or 1.2 meters but thanks for the idea
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PostPosted: 2011.02.01(Tue)20:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh how big is your freakin tank??? haha. well I would just get a big storage box and pour boiling water over it.
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PostPosted: 2011.02.02(Wed)18:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

my "freakin" tank is 4ft long and 16 inches wide so I have a lot of room in there for drift wood and I think that I will try to boil it in my bathtub but that is going to take forever
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PostPosted: 2011.04.04(Mon)9:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

another option would be , collecting wood from a stream / river , I do this when the water is low and make sure the wood sinks before tanking it home ., pick pieces that will fit in your largest pot and boil them , then you can use fish safe sealant to stick the pieces of wood together to whatever shape / size you like ,, make sure the woods bone dry first though . can b
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