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what does everyone use or do to keep their driftwood from floating to the top??? i dont want to do anything to it that would harm my fish......... thanks
 

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If you get the Malaysian driftwood, it will soak up water and sink. It takes a couple of weeks. Otherwise see above. Malaysian is really dark, almost red. Regular is lighter in color and will never sink.
 

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if the druftwood is shaped properly you can put heavier objects such as rocks and or decors on top of it until the wood has become completly saturated.
Its also a good idea to attack it some way as suggested above to another heavier object and make sure all contents are marine safe and compatable
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I use a piece of plexiglass and put a screw through it into the wood, then burry it in gravel

use slate tile, other tiles will leach crap into the water
 

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i used fish anchors(weights)..drilled it to the bottom of the driftwood
 

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I've a piece of slate that's 21lbs to hold the driftwood down in my tank.
I drilled two holes through the slate and countersunk them slightly.
I used two stainless screws to secure the slate to the wood.
 

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Slate, plexi, screws, weights, rocks all can help. Also trying to drain all the oxygen from the driftwood by boiling it for weeks and even months. Sure shot way of treating and sinking..
 

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one thing u might wanna note is, once the wood gets saturated with water, it will sink on its own. Alot of the time, it will work if u just let the wood float on the surface and slowly saturate... most ppl say it only takes a few days. But weighing it down doesnt hurt either, of course
 

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I used a old under ground filtr plastic piece i had laying around and screwed it to the bottom of the wood,threw all the substate and a coulple larger river rocks on top of the UGF peice.After about 3 weeks it was saturated enough to where I was able to remove the river rocks.
 
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