04-14-2014, 10:35 AM
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thank you, means a lot to me..there is some Malaysian in there, but the floating piece is oak ,been soaking since last January. the big piece on left (sometimes I think its oak, then I think its something else after i stare it to long as I have a lot of oak on my property) took 2 years to sink and the thick base is still a little buoyant as its denser and hasn't quite waterlogged yet,the piece on right is actually a softwood (pine) I had in the 55, that only took about a year to sink. when I get them I dry them out completely (I drill a hole thru the thickest part and check for any moisture) then I soak for a few months before adding to the tanks to finish sinking again. I have a piece I got last fathers day when my kids took me out hunting for driftwood that's finally dry and im starting to drill hole thru, but broke my extension. this is the piece im working on, after i drill it a bit and sand some down ill start the soaking process, just waiting for a little warmer weather.
this is the floater.
and this one is one ill be working on soon my kids took me out on fathers day.
this is sorta a closer look of the piece on left after I moved it. some of my moss broke so I stuck it in the hole. moss is kinda brownish now though:( I have miscellaneous pieces floating atm as well, trying to get some tannin in the water like the old tank was.