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FISHBOY3
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)3:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I collect wood off some beaches when it washes up. I make sure to collect wood that appears to have been at ocean a long time. I have never collected any other wood apart from off the beach so I am unsure about yours. The only thing that I would think about is if you collect wood from a cold river or stream it might rot quicker when placed in the warmer environment of an aquarium.

you can use the same cleaning procedure I used as this also sterilisers the wood and this would be important if you collected wood that was already submerged.
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)19:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may try it just for giggles and grins. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but how can you tell that a piece of driftwood is rotting? Embarassed
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PostPosted: 2009.01.06(Tue)1:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally when you find smaller pieces close to the wood and when you can see the wood becoming smaller then what it was when you put it in there.
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PostPosted: 2009.01.06(Tue)2:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, OK. Thanks!
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PostPosted: 2009.01.08(Thu)12:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wood doesn't get a chance to rot. my shrimp tear it to shreds.
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