Driftwood Help

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by Ste, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. SteValued MemberMember

    Myy driftwood where i recently tied som moss to it is leaking some kind of sap/puffy material that sticks to it. Is it normal in your aquarium guys? Also the seller said it is normal.. but i just wanna make sure.. and what can i do to get rid of it?
     
  2. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Is it that whitish clear stuff?
     
  3. OP
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    SteValued MemberMember

    Yes it is
     




  4. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    mine did that too..every water change i would rinse the driftwood off in aquarium water and it eventually stopped producing that white translucent "slime"
     




  5. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Caitlin is correct. It will stop. (It is not harmful, only unsightly)
     
  6. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I keep getting algae coating my driftwood like crazy.

    My plants weren't growing so well, so I took the driftwood out to give them more room to grow in my tank.

    I currently have the driftwood, drying.
     
  7. OP
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    SteValued MemberMember

    I would do that, but the problem is that the wood already have moss tied to it, but i tried just sucking the slime with some pipe and it does get rid of it but not all, if i leave it like that will it just dissolve or can the shrimps eat it??
     
  8. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Some of the bottom feeding fish, and shrimps may try to eat it, but I havent really had this fungus, so I dont know.
     
  9. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    im pretty sure it will eventually go away...just keep using ur gravel vac 2 suck some off each water change..it is unsightly but is not a danger 2 ur inhabitants.
     
  10. OP
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    SteValued MemberMember

    K thx
     
  11. OP
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    SteValued MemberMember

    I heard from sellers that its the sap
     
  12. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    np!
     




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