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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2005, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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using river drift wood....

i live in minnesota and went down to the st.croix river and picked up some drift wood for my one fish fish tank.does anyone know how long it takes this wood to sink,water log?i got a big peice and two smaller ones.i put them in a huge plastic garbage bin,filled with water and put cement tiles on them to hold them under water.i'm thinking it could take a couple months.?i found a stump on ebay but geez it got up to $75.00.btw the big peice is soaking up water and is getting heavy.any advice,thanks nina and does java fern grow on all wood?

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I picked up a piece of driftwood from the Chesapeake Bay, drowned it in boiling water inside a plastic trash can, and repeated 3x a day for about 2 weeks.

I didn't have any issues with it floating at all, but it may just have been my experience.
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thanks...

ok so about 2 weeks,maybe if i'm lucky.thanks

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If you're pressed for time, you could always use aquarium sealant and glue some slate on the bottom of the wood, and burying the slate in your substrate.

Good luck with the wood!
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yea..

thats my last resort.on the good side of that i could probaly position the wood better in the tank.it's a big peice.

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just boil the (bleep) out of it and then soak it is some fish friendly water for a few weeks, it'll sink like the Lusitania.
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i think...

the big peice i'll glue to slate so it will sit nicely in the tank the 2 stumps i could boil.thanks alot for the help,Nina

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You can also use stainless steel screws, you dont have to wait for it to cure that way!
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