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    Questions about my tank and mopani wood

    Something came up last night so I added the wood this morning. I’m willing to boil this a million times if I have to :) .
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    Questions about my tank and mopani wood

    What exactly do you mean by “soft”? like mushy/squishy soft? The water after the 2nd boil is very red. The wood also looks stained red in some places . Some little pieces of wood fell off while boiling. Gave it another thorough scrub and rinse, now letting it sit in dechlorinated water for about...
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    Can I boil Driftwood in softened well water?

    Sorry, posted on this thread when i meant to post on my own haha
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    Questions about my tank and mopani wood

    I scrubbed the entire wood down for 15 minutes with a brand new toothbrush. Felt around for soft spots and couldnt find any. What i did find rather interesting was that the entire back of the wood which is all very dark had no biofilm or algae on it. only the front part of the log, which is a...
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    Questions about my tank and mopani wood

    I have a week off of school so I finally have the time to do the big clean. Taking the wood out and boiling it today! hopefully all goes well. I’m transferring Loki (my betta) and snails to a fish use only container while doing this clean because there will be a lot of stirred up bioload while...
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    Questions about my tank and mopani wood

    if it worked for you perhaps it will work for me too! Although there is controversy on boiling mopani, as DoubleDutch mentioned it would make the whole situation worse. It appears i am at a crossroads, but might just end up trying your method as I am also kind of at a last resort. Gonna sit on...
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    Questions about my tank and mopani wood

    I really don’t want to get rid of it LOL. I love how it looks when all that stuff isn’t there. Say if I were to give it to you Fisch, what would you do to get this back in good shape? I wanna do what it takes to make the wood look better :) I was told that biofilm on wood goes away after a...
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    Questions about my tank and mopani wood

    It is the fluval brand mopani wood. The white biofilm on the wood is what stinks. when i go up to the tank and smell the water right in the tank, it doesn’t stink. it’s only when i draw out the biofilm with my turkey baster and put it in the wastewater bucket. It’s beautiful wood, and i looked...
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    Questions about my tank and mopani wood

    I was brand new to driftwood and had no idea about soaking or boiling beforehand until i had already put the wood in the tank. I had put it in a really cool position so I didn’t want to have to take it out unless i absolutely had to, and after asking I was told it would be perfectly fine and to...
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    Questions about my tank and mopani wood

    Hello again. Back to this thread for another question/concern: again about my mopani wood. There is still white biofilm but there also has been continual dark brown fuzz growing on the wood only. I’m worried it’s black beard but I can’t be too sure since i’ve luckily never personally dealt with...
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    Platy hurt itself on lava rock

    Bummer. I sure love the look of it, originally i was using it as a porous rock to help with bacteria growth. Had no injuries before the platy, which was my fault because i had tried to move the rock and it ended up falling. I do agree it’s a sharp rock which is why i wouldn’t put it in my betta...
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    Platy hurt itself on lava rock

    Was planning on doing water changes on my tanks when i got back from my weekend trip. Will do everyone, thank you.
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    Platy hurt itself on lava rock

    Hey everyone, my platy got stuck between two of my lava rocks this morning. he managed to wiggle himself out but he scratched himself in the process. now he has a couple little red spots, one on his head and one near his tail. will it heal? Will it be okay? I’m about to go away for the weekend...
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    Have you ever cried when your fish passed away?

    Yeah, that’s a tough one. If he seems happy and normal i don’t think it’s necessary to stress him out with meds imo, especially since he’s probably nearing the end of his lifespan. I always like to follow quality of life over quantity of life <3
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    Show off your fish tank!

    It looks like a very unique log of mopani! But I can’t be too sure lol
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