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Old 01-13-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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I don't really have any slate I'd like to use at all so I guess ill find some if boiling doesn't work today after a few tries.

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Old 01-13-2012, 01:16 PM   #12
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I boiled mine for a while and then I stuck it in my tank (It still floated) so what I did was kind of wedged my piece of wood with rocks that were already in my tank and after about two months it is basically staying down on its on now . Oh I tried tying rocks to mine and it just did not work the fishing line would not stay around the rock so I didnt have that option lol hopefully you get it to stay down!

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By the the time I go through the hassle of boiling and then wedging or anchoring down outside / backyard / river bank DW, is why I just prefer to just buy Malaysian DW (that sinks instantly) from a trusted LFS that sells hand sized pieces (some are even forearm length)for $3.00.
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Well I didn't exactly find the piece in trying to use...but I think its too perfect to not try and make work....it came from the ocean on the outer banks of North Carolina.
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Both of these are screwed to slate tiles. You can buy slate tiles for around a dollar apiece. They're easy to drill and break/cut to size.

I did boil mine a couple of time to get the tannin out.

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If you do screw it to slate, make sure you are sealing over the top of the screw with something, as even stainless steel screws will rust over time.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #17
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I had the same issue, a 3lb piece wanted to float for months!!!! When I re-decorated my tank I needed smaller pieces, so I just broke it up into a few and within about 2 weeks and a cichlid stone on each...the unsinkable, sunk!
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I have my pieces of driftwood tied to a rock in a pond. I left it there all week and I'm going to go retrieve it this weekend. So far it hasn't sank
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A stainless screw of good quality will not rust, and drftwood is normally attached with a brass or bronze screw. A little bit of rust won't hurt the tank. i know more than a few people who add washers or nails to their substrate for planted tanks. I have done it as well.
Interestingly, some pieces don't want to sink. I have two pieces of mulberry that were sunk for about a year, and when I took them out, allowed them to dry a little, one sunk quickly in the new tank and the second is still floating about 5 months later.

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