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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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Does driftwood still sink after not being used for a while?

Quick question - will driftwood still sink after it comes out of a tank and dries out (assuming it did not sink to begin with)? Seems like this would be common knowledge, I've just never dealt with it before.
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It depends on what type of wood is it. Some hard driftwood sinks like a rock, while some soft driftwood may take some time to absorn water before sinking. For eg, i have a huge piece of soft driftwood that i took out of the tank and dried it completely. Sometime later, i took it out and a placed it in the tank again and ot floated like a cork, sinking again after sometime.

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To add, the size, weight, type of the driftwood affects if it will sink or float

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IME, pre-soaked driftwood will sink faster than new driftwood, but will still float a little at first.

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Awww...the piece I have will probably need to be soaked again to sink then . At least it's small.
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