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Introducing New Driftwood?
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Lostcarkeys
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PostPosted: 2005.05.14(Sat)10:01    Post subject: Introducing New Driftwood? Reply with quote

I baught some wood, and it is currently floating, about how long before it is water-logged enough to sink? Also it is releasing a small bit of coloration into the water, I have a biowheel, will that do the trick to clear up the water when I put it in my 10 Gallon tank?
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PostPosted: 2005.05.14(Sat)12:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should boil your driftwood that will help it from turning your tank from turning that yellowish color. As far as it floating some wood will never sink, you may have to tie it to a rock to hold it down try using fishing string. or you take a peice of slate and screw it to the wood and then cover the slate with your substrate.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.14(Sat)17:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

For future reference, some of the best driftwood to buy, as far as sinking is concerned, is Malaysian driftwood. I got two pieces from Drs. Foster & Smith and they have both sunk like a rock. No rocks or slate to hold them down. It was a good price as well. Your biowheel won't help to remove the tannins from the water. You can put activated charcoal in your filter to help clear it up. Or you can do as Lostcarkeys suggested and boil the wood.
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Lostcarkeys
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PostPosted: 2005.05.14(Sat)20:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help guys, I will be sure to follow accordingly...
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PostPosted: 2005.05.15(Sun)9:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should boil it first so that some of the tanins can be leech out, then weight it down using a heavy load in the tank.
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