Dissolving Thread?

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

  1. Ian AttawayValued MemberMember

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

    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. Ian AttawayValued MemberMember

    How long will it take for anchor moss to do this?
  4. Silister TrenchWell Known MemberMember

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

    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. Ian AttawayValued MemberMember

    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 TrenchWell Known MemberMember

    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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