Driftwood for aquarium

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itsethan

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I have made a mistake of adding any random driftwood from the woods and which eventually made the mess of my aquarium. Should have boiled it...

Now, I want to simply buy one from the market this time. Please advise on the basis of safety too..

Got some list for reference
 

Sunlight

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Generally, you want to boil your wood before putting it in the tank to sanitize it and to help it sink faster. All wood will release tannins that turn the water brown, but the tannic acids are very healthy for aquarium life. You can put carbon in your filter to get rid of the brown water if you don't like it, though.
 
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Sunlight

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I myself use wood that I find in the woods but make sure to boil it to sanitize it and strip the bark off before putting in the tank :)
 

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I myself use wood that I find in the woods but make sure to boil it to sanitize it and strip the bark off before putting in the tank :)
I would if we had woods here! lol
 
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