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What do you boil your wood in? I found a piece of well seasoned driftwood in an Indiana creek that has the perfect character for a planted aquarium. It is 28 inches long and I sure don't want to cut it. I sure don't want to buy one of those big propane cooking outfits in which people deep fry Thanksgiving turkey. Can I just soak it forever in a tub of water.I have a big galvanized tub.
 

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The tub will work fine, it would just take longer to leach out tannins. Since it is well seasoned, there may not be much to leach out anyway. All of the wood that I've collected locally that was seasoned did not leach out much at all.

If it's real dirty, take it to the carwash and pressure-spray it. You could also put some bleach in the tub to kill pathogens. To get the bleach out of the wood, do a second soak in regular water with dechlorinator in it.

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As davemonkey says, the tub will be fine. Use as hot of water as you can get to the tub. If it gets badly colored, change it out.

Some people have had good luck putting their wood in the dishwasher - wash only, no dry cycle. Just make sure there is no soap residue or spot inhibitor (can't think of what it's called right now).
 
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