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Old 11-17-2012, 08:32 AM   #1 
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Monapi driftwood smells like septic!

I was so happy when I first got my diftwoods from zoomed, they looked like nice pieces! I sanded them down mildy (just sharp edge) and soaked them for 2 weeks...I then added them to the tank...they grew white gew around them, I read that this is normal and a process of the bacterias et. But the drift is really making my tank stink! I mean dead rotting clam smell and when I took it out and put it in the sink it smelled like extremely bad breath! Im just wondering if this is normal or if maybe it was a bad piece thats rotting? Ive never had driftwood before so im not sure whats supposed to happen. Now im not sure if I ever plan to use it again...i dont want them stinking up the dining room where guests come in and sit with the family and I dont want the fish to deal with the smell, plus if its rotting I dont my ammonia to spike which I started to notice after the smell became occurent?

Is this normal or does it sound like ive missed a step or its rotting?
Should I boil them?
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:54 PM   #2 
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Yeah it sounds like there's mold growing on it. I would take it out and soak it in a diluted solution with 20% bleach for a week. Then let it dry completely and set it in the sun for a day or two to break down the bleach and render it harmless before adding it back to the tank. That should take care of the issue.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #3 
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Or you can boil it for hours it become hard like a rock then let it dry. Most of the tannin leak off that way your tank would not turn yellow so fast.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:22 PM   #4 
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Thanks! thats a big help!
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #5 
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Is it a large fat piece? I read it is always best to choose slim pieces. That way less chance of stuff inside.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #6 
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nah, its a thin peice
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