How do I make drift wood sink?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Christopher shoemaker, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Christopher shoemaker

    Christopher shoemakerValued MemberMember

    Any ideas besides screwing it to plexcy glass?

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  2. Adam55

    Adam55Well Known MemberMember

    Boiling driftwood extensively accomplishes two things: it removes the tannins so your water doesn't stain, and it waterlogs it so it is weighed down. Did you boil it?
     
  3. fishleeValued MemberMember

    Guessing boil it a few times or just rest rocks on it for a few weeks. Its a pain in the.... :eek:
     




  4. fishleeValued MemberMember

    Or attach suction cups, also a pain
     




  5. Dolfan

    DolfanFishlore VIPMember

    Boiling it will help speed up the process. If the piece is too large, you could pour boiling water over the piece several times, as well as maybe soak it in the bath tub. It will eventually sink, just needs time to get water logged.
     
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    Christopher shoemaker

    Christopher shoemakerValued MemberMember

    I just used fishing line to tie it to a rock. Also its pretty big it takes up half my 75g tank

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    Christopher shoemaker

    Christopher shoemakerValued MemberMember

    My new disign.

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    Christopher shoemaker

    Christopher shoemakerValued MemberMember

    Old one

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    Christopher shoemaker

    Christopher shoemakerValued MemberMember

    I just poured boiling water on it

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  10. cichlidman

    cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    i had some big pieces even after a year soaking it wouldn't sink. So i drilled a few small holes into the middle from the back and it stayed sunken after a week
     
  11. TheCoolFish

    TheCoolFishValued MemberMember

    Submerse it completely in water for two or three weeks that is what I had to do.



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  12. Fishy Friends

    Fishy FriendsWell Known MemberMember

    I like your new scape Christopher!
    I boil mine or soak my driftwood & our two large pieces my husband attached to drilled slate with stainless steel screws.

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    Christopher shoemaker

    Christopher shoemakerValued MemberMember

    Thank you :) and I just used fishing line and tied it down to the rock

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