Carving A Cave Into A Piece Of Driftwood?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by redman77, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. redman77Valued MemberMember

    In a recent thread about hardscapes, Kallililly1973 suggested making a cave out of slate and adding moss to it. I think this is a great idea and it got me thinking about other ways to make caves.

    My other hobby is woodcarving, and I'm wondering if it would be possible to take the right-sized piece of driftwood and carve a cave into it. Has anyone heard of this or tried it themselves?

    My only concern would be that the freshly exposed wood may release more tannins and so would need to be soaked. Any other concerns anyone would have about this?

  2. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    There's definitely nothing wrong with that idea, and if you have the tools to carve into wood then go for it, driftwood will probably be softer than regular wood.

    I am unsure if the exposed part would leech more tannins, but unless you don't prefer tannins then it shouldn't be an issue, just boil it for a while to remove some of the tannins.