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I have a question regarding prepping larger pieces of driftwood. With smaller pieces I usually boil for hours and then soak until waterlogged and most tannins are leached out. But what to do with pieces that too big to fit in a pot? How have you prepared larger pieces? Thanks
 

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Does washing in the dishwasher help to get it waterlogged or you still have wait forever for it to sink? I have a piece weighted by a rock that is sunk at one end and its been in water close to two months and still leaching tannins. I have a bunch of pieces that need to be done and would like to done before the end of summer :wink: .
 

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The tannins don't bother me unless they're turning the water a lovely dark tea color within a day. Slightly yellow is ok. I always seem to get wood that floats and takes forever to sink. I'm doing all my pieces that I want done right now in the dishwasher. We'll see how they float after a few cycles. Do you think the temp gets high enough to even partially sterilize them?
 

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Well, I didn't silicon them, but just put the rocks on the pieces. Though the one is more wedged in there. I only want to move or remove the one rock, so not too bad.
 
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