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RE: sinking driftwood
>grrrrr... i ordered some driftwood and buttonwood from a company
>in florida, which specializes in tropical (non) aquatic plants,
>but i asked them specifically if their product would sink or float
>(i told them it'd be for an aquarium). they said it'd sink. well,
>16 pieces arrived and they all float! is there a relatively easy
>way to "treat" this wood? i don't want to have to send it back...
>next time, i should be more aware of what "decorative" driftwood
Tie them to a brick and sink them in a tub of water for a few months.
Change the water out every few days. That will waterlog them as
well as leach tannins et al from the wood. If they still float
(doubtful), screw a pieces of slate at a position that would be
covered in gravel or sand.