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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-27-2005, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Another driftwood question

There's one piece of driftwood I cannot get to sink. It's pretty big with thick branches and a very nice overall shape. It also has a cavity on the bottom side that I thought could be filled with lead. I read on some site this could be done and the exposed lead could be sealed wit silicone. Good idea? Bad idea? Suggestions? I'm not averse to using pieces of slate but only as a final resort.

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It's the piece closest to the center and is -barely- being weighed down by a piece of petrified wood. Forgive the mess in the tank, right now it's nothing more than a grow-out / driftwood-inking / snail-love-factory tank.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-27-2005, 01:38 AM
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Good luck, I had a piece that would not sink after 1 month of complete submersion. Guess they call it driftwood for a good reason. How about screwing a piece of slate to the bottom with a plastic screw and then you can bury the slate. Drill a hole in the slate before ofcourse....

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I would be hesitant to use lead in anything other than the small strips for plant weights. Why not screw a piece of slate into the base of the wood? Then with the added weight of the substrate on top fo the slate, that should do the trick.

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