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How long for wood to dry out?

fish.com1

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Hi all,

I've been setting up my tank today, but unfortunately ran out of time so haven't got it planted or filled. Now I put the wood in and don't want to take it out again because it took me a good few hours to get it in to place, so I have sprayed/moistened everything in the tank (wood, glass etc) and cling filmed the top over. Will the wood dry out overnight (i'll be planting/filling tomorrow), and float when I fill the tank up, or should it stay put? It has been soaking for well over a month, with the occassional boiling, and I have rooted it well into the substrate.

Thanks for looking
Alex
 
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fish.com1 said:
Hi all,

Will the wood dry out overnight (i'll be planting/filling tomorrow), and float when I fill the tank up,
Alex

It wont dry out overnight - I would bet it would take a couple of week to dry out completely. Any second hand wood I have bought (EBay) I have rinsed with water and popped it straight into the tank, new wood I have soaked for a week then pop it into the tank.


Paul.
 

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