Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-05-2016, 03:55 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Beej1254's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Ohio
Posts: 613
Black beard Algae

Freshwater post what?? Haha

Ok so my issue right now is that I have an old piece of driftwood I would like to use for my 10 gal freshwater tank. Before I took down the tank this piece was in more then a year ago the driftwood had a pretty good amount of black beard algae on it. Today when checking out the driftwood I can see it's still got black beard algae on it. How should I scrub this all off without ruining the wood?

EDIT: did this stuff really survive that long out of water? Or is it dead but just hanging on? This piece of driftwood wasn't stored properly or cleaned (obviously). I never planned on doing freshwater ever again. I literally had this piece in a cold garage to a basement. I'm probably just going to soak it in boiling water then scrub it with a brush.

Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Beej1254 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2016, 06:01 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 12,662
Yep, I would boil and scrub. It's probably dead but the residue is unsightly.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 12:25 AM   #3
AA Member
Community Moderator
 
Delapool's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 15,145
I'd bleach and burn it - then I'd say it's BBA safe..

I have used bleach and repeat soakings with success though if that helps.
__________________
Delapool is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
algae, black

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black beard algae starting on my madagascar lace fern Fdsh5 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 7 08-04-2011 10:52 PM
how to beat black beard algae Bristles Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 07-28-2011 10:10 PM
Black Beard Algae problems EdgarMedina1010 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 19 11-24-2006 10:13 PM
Hello Black Beard Algae! Blucat Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11 02-23-2006 12:52 AM
Black Beard Algae eggie100 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 10-08-2004 10:15 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.