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Old 06-24-2008, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: lil advice on setting up my tank...

hmmm if you're correct, it would save a lot of trouble. I'll poke around a bit and see what I can find. (I hope you're right because boiling this stuff is going to be a pain! )
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: lil advice on setting up my tank...

From what I've been able to find, I believe Dano is correct (no surprise there ).... it seems that the procedure for boiling driftwood comes to light when harvesting 'raw' driftwood directly from the wild and placing it in a tank.

I have regular driftwood that has been used before... I was worried about passing on bacteria or parasites, but it seems that as Dano said, once it dries out and remains dried out, things die off.

This is good to know

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Most of the two part epoxies are harmless after they are cured. I used several brands to mount fragged coral polyps on bases to be used in marine aquariums with no ill effects. I have never boiled driftwood. I figured that the drying out killed the parasites and the bacteria on the stuff couldn't be much different than the bacteria already in the tank.

Again: this is only my opinion and should be taken as such.
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10 gallon assort guppies & platy
3 - 3 gallons 1 betta each
1 - 75 gallon - 2 raphael catfish, 1 melanistus cory, 5 trilineatus, 3 kuhlis, 10 diamond tetras, 5 albino danios, 7 panda cory
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: lil advice on setting up my tank...

I know this is an older post but I was doing a search on slate and this topic popped up.

sesquipedalianis how did everything turn out?

I'm curious about the slate too. Is it working well in your tank? I was told the edges needed to be sanded because of sharp edges. IDK for sure but mine does not seem to have any sharp edges. If I run my finger along the edges it doesn't feel sharp. It has corners but nothing that seems like it would poke through a fish unless the fish was shoved very hard into it. Does that happen? My slate is a mixture of a light red brick color and natural colors I guess. Do I need to worry about dyes? Should I glue these in place together as I was going to make a cave like design for my puffers tank or will placing these in the tank without glue work? I don't want the cave to fall on the puffers.
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