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post #1 of 7 Old 02-11-2009, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Question driftwood floating

about 2 weeks ago i bought some driftwood ( medium size), from petco, the sales person told me that it needed to soak for 2 weeks in a bucket and it should get water logged, here it is going on 3 weeks now and the wood is still floating any advice on what i can do, or should i keep letting it soak ?
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-11-2009, 08:44 AM
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just let it soak. some will take longer then others. months even.
the other option is to attach it to a piece of slate and sink it that way.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-11-2009, 08:52 AM
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If you want it in your tank new you can attach the wood to a rock and force it down. It'll soak in your main tank and eventually sink on its own.

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-11-2009, 09:10 AM
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I'd attach it to some slate as mentioned earlier. I had a piece of driftwood from Canada that never stayed down even after 10 years of soaking. It really depends on the type of wood. I see one of my LFSs sell the driftwood already attached to a piece of slate using a stainless steal screw.
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-11-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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wow, thanks for the advice guys
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-11-2009, 09:13 AM
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i would suggest attaching it with aquarium safe silicone.

generally the ones you see already attached to slate ar to get the piece to stand upright for planted tank setups.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-11-2009, 09:19 AM
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I'd be curious to see what kind of wood it was that soaked for a decade and didn't waterlog.

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