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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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guava tree drift wood?

i was looking at some trees around my dads yard and looks like some guava tree branches would look great in a tank. how can i make it safe for a tank?
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Possible, but risky.

You would need to remove all of the bark, and the branch would have to be completely dead and dried (absolutly no sap in it).

The next issue is getting it watter logged (meaning that it will sink) otherwise it will just float around. That can take days ... or months.

For cleaning, it would need to be boiled and scrubbed a few times. But even so, fungus spores can survive that and no amount of cleaning or scrubbing will get ride of it.

The best driftwood I've ever seen and used is Malaysian Driftwood.
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ok ty. i will cut some and try and dry it for a year lol. then ill try water log it.
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