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    does anyone know if i can water-log australian red cedar?

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    All wood can be waterlogged. Try filling a 5gal bucket with water, putting the wood in and putting the lid on. Wait.... Wait some more :)
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    it has been under water for about 10months =[.. i am thinking of drilling some big hoels in it to fill with stainless rods.

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    Cedar, Australian or otherwise, is an oily wood, and thus unsuited for aquariums. Hardwoods, like Oak, are a better choice in driftwood.

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    Exactly. Same as teakwood. Not all wood will get waterlogged! Soft woods will always need to be anchored down, as well.

    There is a difference between driftwood and bogwood and why Indians made canoes out of driftwood. :)

    Drill a hole thru some slate or ceramic tile and a hole in your wood and run a couple stainless steel screws in it to hold it down, anchoring the base with the substrate or rocks. Or toss it out and get some other wood.

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    i see. thanks guys. i suppose ill try some slate but if not i'll just search out some better wood.
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    I have a HUGE piece of driftwood that has been submersed for 6 weeks and did not drop a centimeter. I finally gave up and bough some silicon and a 7lb flat rock, my plan is to silicone the piece of slate that is already screwed into the bottom of the driftwood to the 7lb rock, then lay that down on some eggcrate and fill in with substrate hopefully that will keep it down.

    The other plan i had in mind was (and this may prove to be more difficult) but using long screws (stainless steel ) screwing the piece of slate through the holes in the egg crate to the driftwood, so basically the driftwood would lay on the eggcrate with screws coming up thru it to the wood, then pouring on the substrate with hopes that it would hold it down. (only problem I see is the screw heads scratching the bottom of the tank
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    do you know what type of wood it is fishluvr?
    oh and to add something i think it is the roots or a cedar tree, cuz it is actually quite dense, also the color of the wood changes from one part to the other.

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