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Random Driftwood Question...

I got a large piece of driftwood, so I had to cut off a small portion of it. I floated both in the tank and the small piece sunk (sank?) but the large piece is still floating. Does the small piece sinking mean the larger piece should eventually? I poured 2 pots of boiling water over it today and weighted it down with a rock to speed up the process...
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Generally, if the small piece sank, then the large piece will be able to sink, as well. The large piece will just take longer, as you've noticed.

You can boil the wood or continue pouring hot water over it to speed up the process or just weight it down. You can also attach it to a piece of slate if you don't want to wait for it to sink on its own. Wood sinks faster when it's held down in the water than when it's simply floating on top.

Depending on the size and type of wood, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for it to sink on its own, but it should sink eventually.

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Generally, if the small piece sank, then the large piece will be able to sink, as well. The large piece will just take longer, as you've noticed.

You can boil the wood or continue pouring hot water over it to speed up the process or just weight it down. You can also attach it to a piece of slate if you don't want to wait for it to sink on its own. Wood sinks faster when it's held down in the water than when it's simply floating on top.

Depending on the size and type of wood, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for it to sink on its own, but it should sink eventually.
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