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Mine was in water and I still boiled it and got dark brown water. You can also boil it in halfs or buy a large pot at goodwill

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You can also get a 5 gallon bucket and add boiled water to it then keep ching the water once
It turns dark brown. Takes a while though.Was that piece waterlogged when you bought it
It might have been but I'm not sure

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Mine was in water and I still boiled it and got dark brown water. You can also boil it in halfs or buy a large pot at goodwill
I'll probably boil my others in halves

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Was it in a aquarium when you bought it at the store or was it on the shelf

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Currently going through the same process with my pieces of driftwood as well. Its my first time doing it so bit of trial and error i guess. I poured boiling water into the bucket about 2 times the first day, swapped out for cold over night, it leeched a bit with the cold water in. So i did the boiling water in bucket 2 times the second day, yesterday and today as well, its beginning to leech less and less. It definitely more effective than just letting it soak in cold water.

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Was it in a aquarium when you bought it at the store or was it on the shelf
I bought it from Aquabid.com and the pictures that were posted they were out and dry

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Currently going through the same process with my pieces of driftwood as well. Its my first time doing it so bit of trial and error i guess. I poured boiling water into the bucket about 2 times the first day, swapped out for cold over night, it leeched a bit with the cold water in. So i did the boiling water in bucket 2 times the second day, yesterday and today as well, its beginning to leech less and less. It definitely more effective than just letting it soak in cold water.
Oh yeah I would put hot water from the sink in my container for a while and then switched to cold water after a few weeks. Because I didn't have a big enough container the parts that were out of the water would sometimes get mold :( but it was an easy scrub off

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