If it is eventually going to fit in the tank it is going in, why isn’t it soaking in there? Sorry if that’s a dumb question since I don’t know nearly as much about freshwater.
Yeah but isn’t the tank just sitting there full of freshwater, letting stuff die off from when it was saltwater? Gonna be drained and cleaned anyway presumably.Tannins will make that water super brown if not soaked before and plus any trapped dirt, dust or toxins will leach into the water. The outer layer of the tree trunk absorbs a lot of what’s in the environment it was living in. Some people even boil their wood before using.
Wood is one of those things we kind of take for granted in aquascaping. A lot of thought will typically go into the selection and placement of wood in our scopes. There are probably as many different opinions on which wood is best as there are aquascapers who use it. However, one thing that we...tanninaquatics.com