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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:23 am 
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I picked up a box/lot of nice looking wood from the auction. I've got it soaking in tap (with Prime). It's bare, light-colored, wood branches (I don't think it's manzinita). I was suprised that after about 10 hours it was all ready changing the water to a light tea color.

How long would you recommend I soak it for? Until it stops changing the color of the water?

If the donor is here, and has any recommendations, I'd appreciate it :)

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:31 pm 
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I was not the donor. But, use hot water. And change the water every 24 hours. It's easy to do it in a large bucket or rubbermaid container.

Do it for as many days as you can until the water is no longer discolored from the tannins in the wood.

Also, if you use carbon in your filter it will help remove any residual discoloration once the wood is put into your tank.


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