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Old 11-13-2014, 11:29 AM   #1
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Does any one know why all of a sudden I am getting black mold on my driftwood?
This has happened 2 times now. The first time I bleached the wood. soaked it in a heavily dechlorinatoring salutation for several days. I tested it for chlorine and it tested 0. I added it back into my tank, and again it is growing black mold. All of the fish are fine, BTW. I threw the wood away, but still curious. Thanks for any input on this matter.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:58 PM   #2
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Hello Reb...

Food particles falling into the small cracks and crevices in the piece are likely the cause. There's nothing wrong with the wood that a few Ramshorn snails can't remedy. These are great for the tank. I keep quite a few in my tanks, because of their ability to clean up things, including mold and fungus type growths.

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Does any one know why all of a sudden I am getting black mold on my driftwood?
This has happened 2 times now. The first time I bleached the wood. soaked it in a heavily dechlorinatoring salutation for several days. I tested it for chlorine and it tested 0. I added it back into my tank, and again it is growing black mold. All of the fish are fine, BTW. I threw the wood away, but still curious. Thanks for any input on this matter.
Would you mind posting a picture? I doubt it's mold but black hair algae is more common to have grow on drift wood.
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