Tank rearrangement with driftwood

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SunnShadow

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I've just added some driftwood to my tank, and hope to post pics as soon as everyone settles down.  Lurch and Twitch seem really upset about my invasion into their territory, but Myst is curiously investigating it. 
I had to tie the driftwood to my rainbow rock (using fishing line) to keep it down in the gravel and not half-way up the tank, as it has no anchors or slate attached.  Any ideas how long it can take before the wood stays completely down on its own?  I refuse to buy the ones with slate attached, because I won't add metal (screws) or adhesive of any kind to my tank.  I'm paranoid about things like that.

Anyone have any input, I'd really appreciate it!

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Hi i use drift wood that i find down on the beach,after boiling it, i weight it down in a water butt in the back garden and it takes about a 4 weeks depending on what type of wood it is heres a bit that i soaked for a friend .
 

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Boff I love that piece of wood!!!
SunnShadow if you use stainless steel it won't rust or hurt your tank in any way. So if we have to attach a piece of slate/rock to wood we use stainless steel screws.
Carol
 

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I wish I lived near the beach. There is no driftwood in arizona.
 

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How do you cure driftwood?
 

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I choose wood that is not green and has time to dry out .Where i live the trees slide down the cliff exposing there roots and die then i pick the best looking bits and cut them off .I hope this is what you mean
 

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Have a look at this thread i found on a forum .
 

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Boff ... I LOVE your driftwood! That's the driftwood kind I've always wanted in my tank!
 

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Ime very lucky theres loads of it where i live ,i love the roots of trees because they grow in the weirdest of ways and look so cool in tanks .I put a new peace in to try and cover a pipe that my clown loaches use but the picture is not that clear and does not do the wood any justice .boff
 

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It looks GREAT!
 
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