How do I make drift wood sink?

  1. Christopher shoemaker Member Member

    Any ideas besides screwing it to plexcy glass?

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  2. Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    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. fishlee Member Member

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

    Or attach suction cups, also a pain
     

  5. Dolfan Fishlore VIP Member

    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.
     
  6. Christopher shoemaker Member Member

    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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  7. Christopher shoemaker Member Member

    My new disign.

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  8. Christopher shoemaker Member Member

    Old one

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  9. Christopher shoemaker Member Member

    I just poured boiling water on it

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  10. cichlidman Well Known Member Member

    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 Member Member

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



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  12. Fishy Friends Well Known Member Member

    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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  13. Christopher shoemaker Member Member

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

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