Before adding driftwood to your aquarium, it is best practice to pre-soak the wood in a bucket (or other container large enough for the wood) filled with warm, dechlorinated tap water for 24 to 48 hours.
This will help to remove the tannins from the driftwood, as well as make sure it is waterlogged so that it will sink in the aquarium. If after adding the wood to your aquarium, you find that it is turning the water yellow, you can use carbon in your filter to remove the tannins, or repeat the pre-soaking process to remove more tannin before placing it back into the aquarium.
Natural driftwood may also, on occasion, develop a milky or fuzzy white bacterial film after being placed in the aquarium. This film is harmless; however, it is best to remove the film in order to prevent it from becoming unsightly. This can be done by removing the wood, wiping it down with an aquarium safe sponge, soaking the wood in untreated tap water for 24-48 hours, and then returning it to the aquarium.
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Underwater Treasures is a North American company that specializes in aquarium decorations, aeration equipment, temperature control devices, aquarium kits and other aquarium accessories. If you are looking to do some aquascaping for your tank or put together a themed aquarium, Underwater Treasures is the go-to brand for any kind of aquarium decor. Their extensive line of high-quality resin ornaments are intricately detailed and designed with both aesthetics and functionality in mind. With their huge selection of natural-looking silk plants, plastic plants, and coral replicas, you can be sure to find suitable decorative options to further enhance the appearance of your freshwater, saltwater or reef aquarium. Underwater Treasures also produces aquarium driftwood, aerating ornaments, and ceramic ornaments, all of which make great functional additions to any tank. Browse our wide array of Underwater Treasures aquarium products sold exclusively here at Big Al's Pets.