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Old 05-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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driftwood question

i have just brought a driftwood from the local pet store. i cleaned the wood with a brush and water.

when i put the wood in water it is floating. how much time will the wood take to soak in the water and sink in water.

i have attached the photo of the wood . can anyone comment on the wood if it is okay.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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i have just brought a driftwood from the local pet store. i cleaned the wood with a brush and water.

when i put the wood in water it is floating. how much time will the wood take to soak in the water and sink in water.

i have attached the photo of the wood . can anyone comment on the wood if it is okay.
It can take a long long time or no time at all. It's it light? Have you tried to boil it?
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no i have not boiled it. i have just put it in hot water for few hours .do i need to boil it. how can i make it sink.
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no i have not boiled it. i have just put it in hot water for few hours .do i need to boil it. how can i make it sink.
Boiling it helps but you don't have to do it... Is it not sinking?
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yes it is not sinking. i have put it in water for about two days now. its still floating.
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yes it is not sinking. i have put it in water for about two days now. its still floating.
Boiling will help to open up pores for it to water-log faster, but it won't be right away. You'll probably either have to screw it to a piece of slate, or put a heavy rock on top of it. It'll water-log eventually.
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thanks for your replies. but can you tell me how much time it will take for this wood to sink.
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thanks for your replies. but can you tell me how much time it will take for this wood to sink.
Put it this way. One piece took so long I tossed it out the window. You can screw a piece of slate to it so it sinks.
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thanks for your replies. but can you tell me how much time it will take for this wood to sink.
Take a guess ... it'll be somewhere between now and never. Could be a couple of weeks, or months. There have been members that waited months and it still wanted to float. Screwing it to a piece of slate should do the trick.
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