where to get slate?
I bought a small piece of wood for my 10g, and I have boiled it and soaked it for a while now, and it refuses to sink. I think I am going to have to weigh it down. The actual orientation of the piece makes it so I would want a base anyways (it is shaped like a small stump, but I want the "roots" portion pointing upwards so all that would be buried would be the tapered upper portion).
Anyways, I need some kind of base to weigh it down and help secure it in the substrate. Slate seems like something used often, but I have no idea where to really get a small piece of slate for my purposes? Also, are there any other readily available alternatives to slate for the base?