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driftwood and E. tenellus
Concerning Roger Miller's recent post. I too would be interested in
knowing how many of you get your carpet plants (esp. E. tenellus) to
spread out in such compact groupings. Mine is spreading out, but over a
good distance. Instead of growing closely around the parent plant, the
runners produce new plants sometimes two to three inches away from the
Now, onto my next question:
I have read in the past that drift wood could be treated with epoxy
resin to waterproof and protect it, thus getting it to sink.
I usually go through the tedious process of boiling all my wood until it
sinks. In this way it helps(ever so slightly) to keep the water soft
through the leaching of tannic acids.(?) This procedure also allows the
wood to decay naturally and it usually darkens the wood as well. I have
recently picked up a sun bleached piece of wood that I'd like to add to
a new tank. I want the wood to retain its lighter coloration and not
What is the concensus on (lacquering) driftwood? Is epoxy resin the
same thing as lacquer?
I read the can of lacquer but could find no answer.
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