10-04-2010, 09:19 PM #1
Good Ways to Weigh down driftwood
My really neat piece of driftwood I picked up on my Michigan family vacation has been in my tank now for a few weeks.
I am enjoying it.. and the fish seem to like its nooks and crannies.. but there's just one issue.... it won't stay down without rocks on it even still.
I've heard that its possible to buy slate and screw the wood onto the slate.
Was curious if there were other solutions that might also work.
10-04-2010, 09:47 PM #2
Try boiling it? Ive had a few pieces where a couple of zipties to secure it down to a rock for several months was necessary. I would recomend that over screwing it to slate as you may eventually want to change position of the wood.150G SA Cichlids|100G Planted Community|50G Reef|20G Tanganyikan|10G Divided Bettas|10G Nano Fish
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10-04-2010, 09:59 PM #3
I used the stainless screw method. Works great. I've also siliconed the wood to slate but that doesn't always work for long and you can't silicone it if the wood is already wet.
10-04-2010, 10:47 PM #4
I had a rather large pc in my tank for 3 yrs and it never stayed sunk without 2 bars of stainless steel I. Had screwed to and anchored in the gravel.that is an xtreme case as most pcs aren't as big and thick as the one I had. Still you will probably have to screw yours too something for awhile till it gets logged well enought to sink.