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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can I cut driftwood?

Hi there,

I have 3 pieces of driftwood for my tank being over zealous in purchasing I can only fit 2 (to make it look ok maybe even 1) I will never purchase through a LFS where they just order again but want to know if I can can cut it or a piece to fit? I know it will release a fresh lot of tannins but can I safely do it? i have a piece with a great shape except for a big bulbous piece on the end the end I want to bury. I cant for the life of me work our where I want the other to go I have an awesome piece that is lite a stump with roots split vertically in half in the shape of an upside down t but not sure what to do with it.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 09:46 AM
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I don't see nothing wrong with cutting driftwood. I do it all the time. If the piece doesn't fit or I just want a certain part...why not? Just prep the wood afterward as usual.
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There should be no problem with cutting your driftwood. I have done it before with no problems. The only issue that I have with it is that it may destroy the look of the wood if you want to use it in another tank later on.

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Thats no problem at all, the only hard part is hiding the fresh cut ends.


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Have a plan with regard to hiding the cuts :-)
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