I have 10 Mesquite trees on my property and it is one of the fastest growing trees I have ever had when watered every day. Unfortunate they grow mostly out and down instead of up. Anyway Mesquite being a hard wood I decided to use one of the dried out long branches I have had in a pile laying in the sun all summer I was planning to use as winter fire-pit wood. Everyone knows you have to cure it first by either boiling or soaking for 2 months in a pond. But I have no means to do that with a piece that is 85 inches long so the only thing I can think of is to let it float in the tank and cure there. I suppose Ill have to remove it every week or so to clean off the goo as the fungus loosens the bark and runs its course growing out of the wood. maybe the feeder fish will keep it cleaned off. As you can see in the photo its floating but once waterlogged I hope to have it suspended off the bottom and just above the rocks on the cut branches like legs. Anyone ever have to do a tank cure due to size? If so how did it go?