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Looking for ideas for keeping wood submerged. I've been soaking this for about two weeks and it's still not waterlogged. The last time I tried using it in my present 20 high I soaked it for a couple of months and it still floated. 

I'm wanting to attach Anubias Nana Petite to make it look like a deciduous tree.

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5 hours ago, Rudles said:

Lol, tried that this afternoon. Couldn't drill through it. If worse comes to worse I may have to try to masonry bit.

Use the masonry bit, it will go through the slate like a hot knife through butter. Use a stainless steel screw when attaching driftwood to the slate, you can get at any hardware store. 

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If you have a pot big enough for the wood, put the wood in, fill it with water and boil it for 2-3 hours if not a little more. The piece looks pretty thick but I’m unable to tell if it’s big. 
 

Edit: forgot to mention to put something heavy like a rock or something else to keep it submerged while boiling. 

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When I had the same problem with a big piece of cypress in my old 55g I was able to tie monofilament/clear fishing line to a splinter on the bottom and then tie it off to a clear silicone suction cup from the hardware/big box store (after boiling clean). Scraped substrate out of way, got the suction cup tight to glass, smoothed gravel back and had no more floating probs. But note if you go this route it is pretty physical so best to lower the water volume enough it is less messy/splash the top swimmers out on accident, etc)

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