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Old 09-10-2015, 10:22 PM   #1
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Aquarium wood question

Hey guys,

My LFS has pieces of aquarium wood that are large and flat maybe about 9x11 and maybe 2 inches wide a bit bigger than a piece of standard paper but obviously thicker.

I was thinking about adding it to my tank but would love to make some swim through holes in it.

I was wondering what the best way to do this would be without making the wood crack and break so it's not just acting like a wall in the tank.

Has anyone done this? Or do you think it would be possible. Aquarium wood always seems kinda frail to me

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Old 09-11-2015, 12:44 AM   #2
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Drill?

Could you post some pictures so we know what youre talking about?
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So for example if i had a piece like the top one and wanted to add some holes like the bottom one has.

The wood seems like it may just split if I used something as strong as a drill. But that being said I don't use a drill much so maybe not? The wood just seems somewhat light so I'm afraid it would just split.


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When you said 2 inches wide, did you mean thick? If not how thick are they? If they are 2" then a drill should be fine, just take your time and have a sharp hole saw bit. You can always tape off the wood to keep it from splintering. If they are thinner, then maybe something like an exacto knife? Just a note, the hole in the 2nd one looks like it was a knot in the wood that was cut out, or maybe rotted out.
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Maybe use a dremel to make the hole.


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Hole saw all the way if you're wanting a hole bigger than 3/4 inch.
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