One of more common questions I am asked is whether or not one can collect their own driftwood and use them in their aquarium underwater or in beautifully aquascaped new wave aquaria tanks or “nature aquarium” setups. I wanted to go over the process of collecting driftwood that you can find near you, curing that driftwood so that you can use it in your aquarium underwater, and ways that you can employ it for any type of home aquaria.
oaking the pieces for a few weeks to saturate them with water can work, but can be time consuming. Additionally, not all pieces will take on enough water to achieve negative buoyancy. Weighing the pieces down with rocks during soaking can speed the process…but sometimes that’s not enough.