Martin Posted April 8, 2022 Share Posted April 8, 2022 Good morning all, I purchased a few small pieces of cholla wood for my RCS tank, and I had (fortunately) read reviews of folks who had a few pieces that would putrify the water when they put it in their tank. I did my regular due diligence when buying new decorations: 1. I soaked all 5 pieces in a bucket of water and saw that a heavy and smelly biofilm developed. I dumped the water and refilled it. It happened again. 2. I cleaned each piece in-depth with a small bottle brush to the point that the hollow of each piece of wood was open and clear (i.e. I could see from one end to the other without any obstruction). After doing that the smell had improved but I could still appreciate a faint odor. Now I am boiling the wood and plan to place them in their own individual containers of water to see how each one fares. Do you guys have any experience or thoughts regarding cholla wood? Do I need to consider just throwing away any pieces if this step fails? Thanks guys! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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