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giarc721 02-07-2008 02:19 PM

I just picked up a large piece of driftwood off of Craigslist that was formerly used in an aquarium. I cleaned the piece off and am trying to get in in my tank somehow (29 gallon). My tank has been running for about a year and a half. But my question is, will the driftwood eventually sink on its own? Maybe after it gets waterlogged? Right now I have a few rocks weighing it down, but eventually i would like to get those rocks back down on the surface of my tank. Thank you for your help!

crazy4fish 02-07-2008 02:32 PM

im not positive how long it will take but eventually it will stay down on its own. :wink:

giarc721 02-07-2008 03:04 PM

does anyone know how long? Even a ballpark would help... hours? days? months? haha sorry, this is my first experience with driftwood so I am really clueless.

okiemavis 02-07-2008 03:06 PM

If it was completely dry before it will probably take a few weeks to become properly waterlogged.

crazy4fish 02-08-2008 04:10 PM

how big is the piece of wood?

giarc721 02-11-2008 06:56 PM

the wood is probably a foot or so long and about 4 inches in diameter at the thickest point. Every day or so i kinda of lift the rock slightly seeing if it will stay down. As of now it still wants to float

Gump 02-12-2008 04:55 AM

It also depends on the type of wood. I have had pieces take 2 weeks to 6 months.

crazy4fish 02-12-2008 05:04 PM

6 months?!?!?! i had no clue it could take THAT long.

Holly 02-12-2008 08:49 PM

I had a piece about that size and it took a few weeks to stay down on it's own. How much did you get it for on Craigs List? I was going to put mine on there since it doesn't fit my tank anymore.

giarc721 02-15-2008 11:13 AM

i actually got it for free. a person gave away a 5, 10, and 30 gallon tank, heater, filter, driftwood, fake plants, substrate, and hood for the 10 gallon. Sadly, I did not get there soon enough for the 5 and 10 gallon tanks since that is the only reason i went there, but at lelast i got an extra heater and driftwood for my 29g tank.

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