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?