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Yesterday, I went fishing and brought back beautiful pieces of drifwood that I would like to use in my new aquascape. My question is: What should I do to sterelise those drifwoods before put them in my tank? I was thinking to put them in a bucket full of boiling water for a while. It's enought or the use of peroxide will be more effective?
 

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Definitely boil it if it fits into a big pot. You should boil it for at least 2 hours to make sure you get rid of any hitchhikers. Also I would change the water half way through and this will also get rid of any tanins that might stain your water and decrease your pH.
 

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I will boil them more than less. But, it is surprising how those driftwood are clean. The action of the waves and almost 6 months of winter does a great job:p
 

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Bert, muchas gracias for filling in my lack of info!!:)

lartist, what did you catch (other than the driftwood)? LOL I am also a fisherman down here in sunny Miami, FL. :fish2:
 

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oufff! more mosquitos bites than fishes... I would like to tell the name of the fishes we caught but I don't know it in english:noidea: In french, we call it "perchaude".
 

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Probably perch. It's a little yellow fish with black bars and some red on it right? See how good my french translation is. :heh:
 

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I put my driftwood thru the dishwasher without soap and then just rinse it good and have had no problems. I also just let it air dry after the hot wash and rinse.
 
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