Originally Posted by Lt.
I'm going driftwood hunting this weekend and am curious as to how I keep it from sinking? Also, any tips as to what to stay away from, or what to try to find. It'll be real drift wood from a river down the road from my house. And how to make sure its safe if my aquarium to, but I can figure that out I think.
If you want, do a Google for "little susitna river" that'll be where I'm going. =~)
Your best option would be to find a container large enough to submerse your wood before hand. When you put the wood in fully underwater
Weight it down with a rock or some kind of weight and leave it. Eventually it will become water logged and then it would no longer float
I'd also be inclined to make sure you give it a good scrub and general rinse. People in the past have mentioned boiling it to kill anything
Harmful that may be on the wood. I haven't used this method so unsure but I'm sure someone else may chip in.