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Old 09-12-2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default did u guys experience it?Driftwood will still float after taken out after use

I took out my driftwood i think3 months back
today i try to put it in and it FLOAT!!

last time is sink de
air go in again~~
sianz have to put the driftwood into hot water and soak again
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
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I took out my driftwood i think3 months back
today i try to put it in and it FLOAT!!

last time is sink de
air go in again~~
sianz have to put the driftwood into hot water and soak again
yes.. i experienced the same thing before... got no choice.. have to soak again...
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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yeah....cause the pores within the wood all 'aired' liao. No choice.....have to resoak, but it will sink pretty fast.
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:29 PM   #4
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u all not so bad..
i was tying my java fern onto the wood then i put it in and float
i curse and swear and throw away all the java fern out coz they look veri dry like gonna die liao
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:35 PM   #5
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u all not so bad..
i was tying my java fern onto the wood then i put it in and float
i curse and swear and throw away all the java fern out coz they look veri dry like gonna die liao
u mean u put in the wood then u did not see whether it sink not and by the time u discovered it the plants all dried up liao???
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:30 PM   #6
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kinda right .i spent around 1-2 hrs tieing the java fern onto the driftwood
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:15 PM   #7
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I dunno whether driftwood is too heavy but I do it for my bogwood which is relatively light. My bogwood floats, so I use those rubber suckers, tie them onto the bogwood which I had tied with moss and stick them onto the tank floor .... at one stage i even stick it onto the side of the tank ... bogwoods are relatively light so i think sticking to the side is ok but driftwood perhaps sticking onto the floor may be ok too.
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:16 AM   #8
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Once when I had to urgently introduce a floating driftwood with moss into the tank I tied a gigantic piece of rock under the driftwood using a nylon string.

Since the below of the driftwood is not used and the nylon string will be covered by the moss its pretty fine to do that, but of course you need to have a decently thick substrate base to hide your rocks in.

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I tie my bog wood to light diffusers and then lower it into the tank. Then, I pour in the substrate. The light diffuser will get covered by the substrate.
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:25 AM   #10
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u all not so bad..
i was tying my java fern onto the wood then i put it in and float
i curse and swear and throw away all the java fern out coz they look veri dry like gonna die liao
u should add on weight to sink after a few days it will stay liao.
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