- - driftwood floating
|letmec17 ||02-11-2009 08:30 AM |
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 ?
|aspects ||02-11-2009 08:44 AM |
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.
|Tyyrlym ||02-11-2009 08:52 AM |
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.
|WisFish ||02-11-2009 09:10 AM |
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.
|letmec17 ||02-11-2009 09:13 AM |
wow, thanks for the advice guys
|aspects ||02-11-2009 09:13 AM |
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.
|Tyyrlym ||02-11-2009 09:19 AM |
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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