Driftwood fuzz on fishless cycle

ziawhit

Hi All, I am currently 3 weeks in to a fishless cycle and one piece of driftwood has started to develope a white type of fuzz last week, is it soemthing i need to be concerned with.? - I noticed yesterday morning there is now also a brown fuzz.. I'm not too concerned as no fish yet but do i need to do anything or will it go on its own.? - I belive it is Mopani wood, the other piece of wood i have in the tank is fine.
 

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Jaquatic

Completely normal and harmless in my experience. It will eventually go away
 
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smee82

Yep its a mold thingy as the organics breakdown in the wood. Fish and inverts will eat it when theyre added.
 
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ziawhit

Thanks for that gents, much appreciated. I had read other post's and assumed it was but thought I'd check to make sure.
 
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Christen26

Hi All, I am currently 3 weeks in to a fishless cycle and one piece of driftwood has started to develope a white type of fuzz last week, is it soemthing i need to be concerned with.? - I noticed yesterday morning there is now also a brown fuzz.. I'm not too concerned as no fish yet but do i need to do anything or will it go on its own.? - I belive it is Mopani wood, the other piece of wood i have in the tank is fine.
I saw on someone's review of driftwood on a retail site, the same problem. I just put DW in my tank 2 days ago. So now I'm checking mine for similar problems. Mine is mopani. I didn't do anything but rinse it. I hope you get an answer. I'm not much of a help.
 
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Phormist

I find this especially true with Mopani wood, which is what it looks like you have. I have two decent sized pieces and they both are going through the same process of this moldy fungus.

I also read somewhere that it's a type of fungus, much like how someone said it was from decomposing of some of the wood fibers, hence the fungus it could be.

I am about to receive an SAE (Siamese Algae Eater) and will let you know if they enjoy the fuzzy stuff haha
 
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Christen26

I find this especially true with Mopani wood, which is what it looks like you have. I have two decent sized pieces and they both are going through the same process of this moldy fungus.

I also read somewhere that it's a type of fungus, much like how someone said it was from decomposing of some of the wood fibers, hence the fungus it could be.

I am about to receive an SAE (Siamese Algae Eater) and will let you know if they enjoy the fuzzy stuff haha
Good info. I went to my two pieces again after reading this thread.. praying I don't wind up with hairy wood. I'm half tempted to get two hardy fish and screw this cycling stuff. I'm not a patient person. Haha.

Please, let's all keep each other posted. We must remember that organic matter does decay. I just bought my mopani on Amazon. Fluval brand. So far so good.
 

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