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Old 11-06-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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Help ID Drifwood white mold?? Pictures

I set up my tank about 20 days ago and i got this piece of driftwood from a reptile store and boiled it untill it sunk and at first it had this thick layer of what looked like white snot and slime but i brushed it off and now its coming back a little different? Is this harmfull for my fish? Should i clean it off?
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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It's a type of fungus, not harmful at all. It's just a terrible eyesore and is annoying. It will eventually go away, though.
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Alright thanks, just needed to make sure
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:52 AM   #4
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It's a fungus you get on some driftwood if you haven't boiled it first, it could stay for a while - it absolutely stinks when you take it out, IMO I'd clean it off - in large enough quantities it can block filters if disturbed in the tank.
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You could also just suck it out with a hose. Grapevine really isnt that great for a aquarium. It is a softer wood and will start to break down after some time.
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