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    Thumbs up Great Day driftwood collecting!

    Nice warm day, so I took a hike. Without the underbrush grown in yet, it was easy to spot some nice driftwood pieces.Click image for larger version. 

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    Here's a closeup on my favorite...nice hollow area inside and great detail...can't wait to watch loaches zooming in and out of it.
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    Got 'em soaking in bleach & water now





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    They do look nice, what kind of wood is that? I always am worried that the wood will float.



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    how do you make sure they're safe? and where did you find it?



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    It should be safe unless it was soaking in a pool of motor oil or something. The only bad thing is if it's a soft wood it will break down faster in the water. Or like I already asked if it's not a dense enough wood it will float. Pretty much it needs to be some type of dense hard wood and your golden.



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    thats what im asking, how does he know if its softwood or not?



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    3 of the pieces are oak, I've used it before and I know it's safe...just gotta soak it a bit longer because it's dense.
    Unfortunately I couldn't ID the other 2, so I'll give them a carbon soak after the bleach, then start them in the QT tank.

    I've found that driftwood almost always has a bit of bouyancy, so I screw them into slate.



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    only reason im asking is because im trying to find driftwood at my local stream but i dont know what to pick. i have some driftwood in my garage but i dont know if its safe.



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    Yeah I'm usually pretty paranoid about what kind of wood I use, I couldn't resist the non-ID'd pieces because of their shape. Oak, and apple are my favorite because the shape of the trees is so distinct, you know what you're getting.



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    Score!! I don't have anything like that around me.... Except an ace and there's nothin like a 2x4 to really bring out that natural tank look


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