''grapevine driftwood'' - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: phila
Posts: 55
''grapevine driftwood''

anyone here use it? ive purchased a piece and it its super clean ,and dried out looks great under the water but its pretty light as it will float. how long for it to be water logged to the point of not floating? right now i anchored it to some slate with stainless steal screws to keep it submerged.the stuff was a bit pricey but its got a really cool look and color to it.one day i should post a picture.
slickvic277 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 04:21 AM
Guest
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 174
Think weeks rather than days before it stays down on its own. I've got some that's 2-3 years old that's starting to break down, but other pieces the same age are still in good shape.
CherylH is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 01:46 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denville, NJ
Posts: 1,500
I have some in my 10 gallon shrimp tank. I got a little of the "white fungus" people talk about on it at first, but it's clean now. It came from Petsmart in the reptile section. It's supposedly "heat treated" if that makes a difference.

Tommy

><;;;"> <9))>>{

Eheim Pimp #204.
58 gal planted Oceanic
Red Turquiose Discus, Japonica shrimp, assorted Blue Eyed Rainbows, Tetras, Hatchets, Danios, Rasboras
10 gal low tech planted Celestial Pearl Danio (Celestichthys margaritatus) & Emerald Dwarf Rasbora (Microrasbora erythromicron)
LS6 Tommy is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 03:50 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL!
Posts: 375
Good Luck! I have never heard anything good about grapevine in an aquarium setting. Maybe you will have a better experience.
Khandurian is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 04:52 PM
Guest
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 845
I wouldn't reccommend using grapevine wood. I did, it developed fungus, eventually went away, then started to breakdown fairly quickly (from the beginning to about year). I got sick of it and just took it out. Stick with those "known" driftwoods: mopani(sp?), manzanita, maylasian, etc.
Color Me Blue is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 10:50 PM
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 12
As best I can tell success with grapevine is few and far between.
I tried. It went badly.
I would throw it away and try something else.

If you are going to keep it ....
boil it for most of a day
microwave it on high in 1000watt microwave for 10 minutes
bake at 250 degrees for 10 hours
boil again for most of a day

If you do these things, you might be OK.

I would ... and will soon ... simply replace the grapevine with something else.
ZizzerZuz is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome