I got a new piece of ZooMed Mopani driftwood from a LFS for my new ten gallon. I set the tank up with plants from my twenty gallon as well as a cory cat and about eight trumpet snails to start the cycle.
I've been soaking the driftwood for about a week now and the tannis has finally gotten to a nice level to put it in the tank but the wood is sticky in places. Little white beads of tree sap are seeping through pores in the wood.
Has anyone dealt with sap before? I've never had a problem with Malaysian Driftwood. Should I even risk putting this piece of driftwood in the tank at all?
I tried scrubbing the sap off with a tooth brush but it gummed up the brush so bad that it was useless and boiling doesn't seem to have any effect on the sap either.