Sinking Driftwood?

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How can I get driftwood to sink faster? So far I've tried attaching the weights that you put on plants on it, but it's not done much of anything. I used 4. Any ideas to get it to sink?
 

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Boiling typically helps to make it sink a bit quicker. If not that, just wait a few weeks.
 

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Glue a rock on it if you are impatient. If not then do what Platylover said.
 
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I think I’m going to try boiling it tomorrow. It’s barely sticking up out of the water right now, so hopefully that will do the trick!
 

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Try to get it in the tank as soon as you can so it doesn’t fill with air. Are there fish in your tank yet
 
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abarb said:
Try to get it in the tank as soon as you can so it doesn’t fill with air. Are there fish in your tank yet
I just did this tank. It’s going to be home to a breeding pair of BN Plecos.
 

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Should be fine to put the boiling driftwood in the tank then.
 

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Katie13 said:
How can I get driftwood to sink faster? So far I've tried attaching the weights that you put on plants on it, but it's not done much of anything. I used 4. Any ideas to get it to sink?
if you can fit most of it in a pot, try boiling for a few hours. I had to rotate mine within the pot a few times. I then weighed mine down in the tank with rocks for 4 days. seems wood might need to be fully submerged. After the 4th day mine fully sunk and has stayed down since. Those first few days there was nothing else I could do to get that thing to not float.
 

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