New Driftwood Question

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trinity28

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I am setting up some new tanks and just got some driftwood pieces for them. A few of the pieces are at least a foot long and one in particular is about two feet long. Does anyone have any tips for getting them waterlogged so they don’t float? I was able bury a few under substrate but the others are either too big or too strong. I would have boiled them but I don’t have pots that large. What can I do to get them to sink? Right now they’re just floating on top of the tanks.
 

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Boiling will help it become waterlogged, maybe you could boil half of it and then flip it over?
- You could try tying it down with fish line to rocks/heavy decor.
- You could put small holes into ceramic tile pieces and zip tie it down where the ceramic is covered by the substrate.
- You could get a bucket/garbage can if necessary and put weight on the wood to keep it submerged. Hot water may help. This will take a while though.
- I don't suggest this personally, but I have a friend who put it in the dishwasher with no soap and swore it worked...

Eventually, the driftwood will sink, it can take a while though. Best of luck!
 
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Matthew7812 said:
Boiling will help it become waterlogged, maybe you could boil half of it and then flip it over?
- You could try tying it down with fish line to rocks/heavy decor.
- You could put small holes into ceramic tile pieces and zip tie it down where the ceramic is covered by the substrate.
- You could get a bucket/garbage can if necessary and put weight on the wood to keep it submerged. Hot water may help. This will take a while though.
- I don't suggest this personally, but I have a friend who put it in the dishwasher with no soap and swore it worked...

Eventually, the driftwood will sink, it can take a while though. Best of luck!
Ok thanks for your suggestions!
 

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Rinse them off with some boiling water and Let them float till they sink then arrange them how you want them
 
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