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Old 03-17-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
 
Question driftwood won't sink

no matter how long i soak it this peice of driftwood i found just won't sink and its driving me nuts. how can i make it sink?

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
 
use fishing line to tie on fishing weights...should sink then :)
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #3
 
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I use fishing line ties to rubber suction pads that stick to the bottom of the tank and covered by substrate. Most pieces will sink but it could take from 24hrs - 10+ years !

I have a piece in my tank that is anchored in the above method and after 3 years it will still bob to the surface if i take the suction pads off.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:51 AM   #4
 
I have a piece of driftwood anchored by tying it to a couple of large rocks, using fishing line. Otherwise, it bobs to the top no matter how long I soak it.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:31 AM   #5
 
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I have a stump in a 56 gal tank that would not sink after months of soaking.
I got a large piece of flat, two inch thick flagstone from lawn center, and used hammer drill to drill a whole through the rock. I then screwed an eight inch stainless steel screw through the rock and into the wood.
Placed it in the tank and covered the base with gravel.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:20 PM   #6
 
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DITTO! I put big rocks on top of the pieces of driftwood wherevere it is under the gravel to keep it down. You're not alone!
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:26 PM   #7
 
Just boil the wood to make it sink.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:07 PM   #8
 
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I have a stump in a 56 gal tank that would not sink after months of soaking.
I got a large piece of flat, two inch thick flagstone from lawn center, and used hammer drill to drill a whole through the rock. I then screwed an eight inch stainless steel screw through the rock and into the wood.
Placed it in the tank and covered the base with gravel.
Next time use a fiber or plastic screw. No metal in your tank!
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:20 PM   #9
 
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Stainless steel screws are fine , they won't rust
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:41 PM   #10
 
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Just boil the wood to make it sink.
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+1, but it doesnt always work, boiling causes the wood to expand and absorb more water faster, it also releases a lot of the tannins in the wood.
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