Dissolving Thread?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by Ian Attaway, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Ian Attaway

    Ian Attaway Valued Member Member

    I just attached some anchor moss to my drift wood how long would it take for the thread to dissolve?
     
  2. Silister Trench

    Silister Trench Well Known Member Member

    Depends on what kind of thread. Short answer: 6 + months to years from now.

    Cotton threading: 6/months - 1+ year
    Polyester: Never seen it dissolve nearing 1 1/2 years
    Nylon: Never seen it dissolve nearing 1 1/2 years
    Fishing line: Never?

    The plant you attached with it will likely cover it up and you more or less forget about it before it dissolves. You'll have better luck waiting until it starts growing in (depending on plant) and attaches, then cut the thread off and remove it manually vs waiting on it if you really want it gone.
     
  3. OP
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    Ian Attaway

    Ian Attaway Valued Member Member

    How long will it take for anchor moss to do this?
     
  4. Silister Trench

    Silister Trench Well Known Member Member

    2-3 months probably. It doesn't take quite this long, but quite a while nonetheless.
     
  5. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    I just pulled off some heavy duty thread I had used to tie my java fern to some cholla wood...If i wanted to, I could still sew with it and it's been in my tank for a little over a year!
     
  6. OP
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    Ian Attaway

    Ian Attaway Valued Member Member

    I guess we will see, when do you think would be a good time to cut it if I decided to cut it?
     
  7. Silister Trench

    Silister Trench Well Known Member Member

    Depends on what it's attached to. If the surface is rough 2 months or so. If it's a smoother surface then just leave it.
     




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