Friend Or Foe ~ What Is This?

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    GennyL New Member Member

    Morning, I noticed this in my tank this morning on the driftwood. It looks like tissue bits from the outside. I have no background on the driftwood as it came with rescued tank. This one is a 30g with Black Flourite Sand, stones and 3 Marimo. No "live" creatures yet. 6 weeks into cycling and my 7/12 reads were....
    pH 7.6 ~ H pH ~ 8.0
    Ammo 0 ~ Trites 0 ~ Trates 10
     

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  2. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    It looks like the driftwood is growing fungus. You can easily prevent it by boiling the wood.
     
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    GennyL New Member Member

    Too big to fit in any pot short of wash tub & wood fire....nah. Rock Garden it goes, now the question is.....will it effect the tank? If so what do I do?
     
  4. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    The fish could get fungus. I would just pour boiling water over the wood.
     
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    GennyL New Member Member

    Wood is out the door. I did what I could with it for 2 days prior to puting in tank. I'll buy new. I have a low tolerance for germs/mold/fungus. Any way to know ( or treat ) water that's in tank?
     
  6. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member