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Old 07-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Driftwood won't sink!

I just got some new driftwood for my ten gallon, but it just floats. Any ways to make it sink? Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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I just got some new driftwood for my ten gallon, but it just floats. Any ways to make it sink? Thanks!
Tie to a large rock, it might not ever sink
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Boil it for a few hours, or attach it to a rock. I typically just let it float for a week or so and it eventually sinks.
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Boil it for a few hours, or attach it to a rock. I typically just let it float for a week or so and it eventually sinks.
Don't boil it, boil hot water and pour over it, I think the air pockets explode when you boil it. I had heavy rocks sitting on mine for 2 weeks before putting it in the tank, and three months later, it floats happily alone. :/
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You can boil wood. It's rocks you shouldn't boil because of the possibility of trapped air. To get it to sink fast boil it for a while then dunk into cool water and weigh down until its completely cool. Repeat the boiling and dunking until it stays submerged.
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You can boil wood. It's rocks you shouldn't boil because of the possibility of trapped air. To get it to sink fast boil it for a while then dunk into cool water and weigh down until its completely cool. Repeat the boiling and dunking until it stays submerged.
Oh, I new I read that something would explode if boiled. My bad
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Oh, I new I read that something would explode if boiled. My bad
Lol close but no cigar! Denser wood does take a super long time to sink on its own so the boil and dunk in cool water is just about the only way to get it down.
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Use some aquarium silicone and glue it to a piece of slate!! that's what I did for my driftwood that wouldn't sink!
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You could try a few stainless steel screws and a piece of slate or acrylic. Drill holes in the slate or acrylic, drive the screws through it and into the wood. Cover the slate/acrylic with substrate.
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You could try a few stainless steel screws and a piece of slate or acrylic. Drill holes in the slate or acrylic, drive the screws through it and into the wood. Cover the slate/acrylic with substrate.
+1 worked great for me
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I tie it to rocks or through rocks if they have large enough holes in them.
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