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When you don’t have a pot big enough to boil your Spider Wood… a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do…

Prepping for a rescape of my 29g community tank. Not happy with how it’s going and want to move some plants around and add this wood. I’ll soak it for a few weeks, then do the “kill it with fire” method again in the sink before putting it in the tank!

current photo of tank… just seems like something is missing 





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On 2/5/2023 at 4:58 PM, lefty o said:

those plastic rubbermaid tubs and similar are great for stuff that wont fit in a pot of a bucket.

I’ve got one that I use for water changes (has gallon measurements on the side so I know how much water I am removing), I may use that for a week until my next water change and can purchase one for just soaking driftwood.

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I’ve always soaked my Spiderwood in a 5 gallon bucket for a week or two. I realize your piece might not fit in a bucket, but just sharing what typically works for me. 

I’ve never boiled Spiderwood. The soak in my experience has released any and all “fungus”, except for 1 single piece that continues to fungus years later. Gotta love it. 

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