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paltik
04-17-2006, 1:17 AM
how do you keep them tied down?

i have a 2-kilo driftwood and i thought i won't have any problems with this one floating to the surface.. until i filled the tank with water then... it still floated damnit!!

is there a way to keep it from floating?

thanks

waterscapeaq
04-17-2006, 1:24 AM
how do you keep them tied down?

i have a 2-kilo driftwood and i thought i won't have any problems with this one floating to the surface.. until i filled the tank with water then... it still floated damnit!!

is there a way to keep it from floating?

thanks


hi pal this shows that the piece of wood is still not mature. there's two way you can do it

1. seen now you have already put it in the tank, then use some thing thats heavy to press onto it. in time to come it will sink. but a little draw back on this is if the wood is in mature it'll make the tank water looks brown.

2. take the wood out soak it in a pail., boil hot water and pour over it and soak it for at least a week or even sometime longer to a month to get it to sink.

keep cool and keep trying!

BDawg364
04-17-2006, 1:30 AM
You could try tieing i down with fishing line, and after is soaks for a week or so It may not need to be tied down any longer. I have a piece I like to float that I use occasionally, and I like to to float so have to take it out for a couple days every couple of weeks. Just try to tie/weogh it down, and it should stay after a while.

fishyboi
04-17-2006, 1:37 AM
Just put rocks or some kind of wieght to hold it down for a while, eventually it will stay down

wild caught
04-17-2006, 2:00 PM
use aquarium caulk and glue it down to a big rock

Hakon
04-17-2006, 2:09 PM
Yeah place something at it and afterwards it will absorb the water and it won't float up anymore.

guppy
04-17-2006, 3:22 PM
Glue a rock to it

paltik
04-17-2006, 4:04 PM
thanks guys! you're the best! :)

STAR
05-14-2006, 3:28 AM
You could tie a piece of those weigh which people use for fishing. Tie a few pieces to let it sink then after tat, once it sank, then remove all the weighs.

owrecker
05-14-2006, 10:36 AM
does any one know where i can get some cheap drift wood

dredcon
05-14-2006, 11:46 AM
does any one know where i can get some cheap drift wood

The river, its free.

dive_wu
05-15-2006, 9:50 AM
AGREE WIF BRO waterscapeaq

KillerKlover
05-15-2006, 3:28 PM
The river, its free.
Just make shure to clean it.

rhinod56
05-15-2006, 11:50 PM
screw or bolt it to a piece of rock....

mssassysan2000
05-16-2006, 2:27 AM
Try fishing line light line and some hice size bell sinker tied tight to wood.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

omotocycle1
05-22-2006, 11:30 AM
did you just throw this in or did you clean the wood? is soaking the wood wnough cleaning for the wood before it goes in the tank?

MikeVance
05-24-2006, 10:58 AM
Recommend boiling it (washing machine Hot wash/Hot Rinse:ROFL: )

fishyz
05-24-2006, 5:43 PM
Try some Malaysian drift wood. It sinks instantly and is real cheap.

JArtiles305
05-26-2006, 12:30 PM
As others have said you can boil it, or tie it down to a piece of slate or a rubbermaid lid covered under the substrate.

Opiate
05-27-2006, 8:31 AM
i just wedged my bit that was floating between 2 rocks...worked a treat

gomezladdams
05-27-2006, 9:01 AM
Get used to a rock being on it as part of the decor.All my driftwood is"wild caught" and is free,theres a fishing hole near me thats on a big creek coming from a drinking water resevoir.after soaking in the res for years it gets stuck on top of the dam for some time bleaching in the sun,then washed out in to the creek where i look for cool pieces,other folks use it for bonfires.Pretty much an ideal setup imo