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Old 03-15-2010, 05:07 PM   #1 
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Disinfecting Driftwood

Whiskey has a bacterial infection called red pest. It's internal and it's turning out to be a real pain to get rid of. I'm tearing down his hex 5 because it was recommended that I disinfect it with a chemical and I don't wanna do that. I'd rather start him off new in an Eclipse 6. I hate that hex, it's had water quality trouble from the beginning.

So anyhoo, I'm trashing everything in the tank but I'd like to save the driftwood. How long would I have to boil it to get rid of anything icky?
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:59 AM   #2 
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technically speaking, once water is boiling, it is already disinfected. It is the way it works.

I would say that depending on the weight of the driftwood, 15 minutes per pound should be more than okay.

It really comes down to its density.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:12 AM   #3 
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I hope Whiskey feels better soon.

I'm very curious as to how you were able to diagnose something internal like that?

Nvr mind. Just googled it and saw the symptoms. Good luck with getting rid of it.

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Thanks guys. :D
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