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I recently got a nice piece of wood for the start of my main tank. This is a very large piece of wood and ive been soaking it outside in big rubbermaid tubs...All the tannins are almost out but i was wondering how to get the wood to sink (or atleast stay down). I have a small piece of wood in my 20L and that took about a month to sink. I can only imagine how long it would take for this giant piece to sink... I was thinking of drilling the bottom of the wood and putting suction cups on it but I dont know if that will be enough. Any info is appreciated


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The best way I have found is to use nylon thread or fishing line to tie one or more rocks to the driftwood. That will hold it down. You could also use nylon cable ties, but those are more easily seen.
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Or attach the wood to a piece of slate, tile or even acrylic that is a few inches larger all around than the wood with stainless steel screws and bury it under the substrate. Works great and your wood is very hard to dislodge. Of course you won't be able to change the orientation of the wood easily so be sure that is just the way you want it.

Right now weigh it down with a few rocks, it water logs faster if it is completely submerged for some reason.
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Yeah, it will sink MUCH faster if it is completely submerged (think, using rocks to hold it down) rather than just floating.
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thanks for the replys

i having soaking with rocks on right now. im going to put it in the tank tomorrow and put rocks on it too

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