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Old 04-14-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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DIY driftwood question

Hi all,

I have some wood which I'm converting to driftwood via boiling & long periods of soaking to leach the tannins out. I'm pretty well through the process so I've started thinking about how I'll arrange the driftwood in my tank. I thought fixing it to the glass horizontally could look really cool, but I'm unsure about how to go about this. I thought about silicone (I'm moving in a couple months and the aquarium will be empty at that point anyway...), but I don't know how that would work on wood.

Any suggestions on adhesives?
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Silicone should work just fine. Just make sure you get the right kind, some stuff has antifungal chemicals in it that can be dangerous in your tank. 100% silicone is the right stuff.
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Thanks! I wasn't sure if it would adhere/support the wood. I'll post pics later this summer when I get it done
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you could try suction cups in case you ever wanted to move it around
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I agree with the suction cups, but then again I'm the kind of person who doesn't like anything permanent haha
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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I thought about suction cups, too, and I might try them. I'm just afraid they won't hold the weight - I kinda wanted them to stick out into space
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