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Old 11-13-2008, 06:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Driftwood still floating----

I'd be worried that there would be a lot of stuff that would end up clogging or otherwise harming the dishwasher in some way. Wood is harder than food particles. Bert, I'm with your wife.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Driftwood still floating----

I'm thinkin the same as Bert. My wife would probably have something to say about it. At any rate, did you run it with dishwasher soap or "without soup?" Seems like a dumb question but I would like to know. Perhaps the soaps will kill more bacteria or something or do something that makes it sink????????????????/ This is November 16th and I might have to build a raft out of it if its that good at floating. What a shame. It's a gorgeous root of an old dead tree I found in a dry creek bed. Perhaps root wood is too dense.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:04 AM   #13 (permalink)
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you would want to run it WITHOUT soap, as that would soak into the wood and not be useful in the tank anymore.
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Just leave it there, Well, look on the positive side, You can cycle your tank while you wait instead , You could even try a piece on slate on the bottom if you wanted, thats what big als does to their pieces of giant dw.
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Default Re: Driftwood still floating----

I have found that roots sometimes takes forever to sink. I had one small root about 6" long and 1" in diameter that took a few months to finally sink on its own.

Go ahead and weigh your wood down so you won't have to mess with it any more. Then you can go ahead and start working on your scape design.

If you're concerned about a rock or slate scratching your bottom glass, you can either put an eggcrate at the bottom of your tank or wrap some of the blue and white filter floss underneath it so it can't scratch anything. I've done that with my driftwood, and it's worked out very well. I was lazy so I just used cable wraps to hold the filter floss onto the slate.
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Happy New Year----I took the bull/driftwood by it's roots---well it actually is a root----but anyway I weighed it down (12-20-200 with a medium chunk of sandstone. As the root is all twisted beautifully, the rock looks like mother nature logged it there during some spring thunderstorm. I noticed a light film appearing on top of the water that is hardly noticeable. That root must be leaching some tannin out.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I don't know why that smilie face comes up when I typed 2008????
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Because 2008 was a good year! lol

Do you have a pic of your driftwood? I'd be interested in seeing this floating monster.
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Smile Re: Driftwood still floating----January 8, 2009

Happy New Year----- I celebrated New Years Day by adding substrate & filling the 55 gallon tank with water. Then I added my prize piece of driftwood root and weighed it down with a "grapefruit" size sandstone rock. The driftwood root is so twisted that the rock wedged very nicely and looked like mother nature placed it there. I BE PROUD OF MYSELF. LOL --So far, so good. It's staying put"!
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Default Re: Driftwood still floating----

Good job...eventually it will become waterlogged and stay down itself.

Post some pics if you can
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