Help Required What is This?

  1. gh74

    gh74 Member Member

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    I looked in the new tank set up and noticed this on my wood what has caused this and is it harmful etc,To me it looks like a type of mold or something along them lines.
     

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  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

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    It's a fungus, quite common on new wood & harmless.
    It should go away on it's own or you could take it out, run boiling water over it & give it a scrub.
     

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    gh74 Member Member

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    I had that wood in the other tank and the newer wood has none on it,i had scrubbed it etc then i noticed that,and thought oh no here we go if i put fish in this when i get back from my holidays they fishies would die,that would be my luck.
     
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    LOVE the tank, all that wood is so pretty! can't wait to see it stocked! enjoy your jollies, hopefully i'll have some sort of background when you get back :) xxx
     
  5. hampalong

    hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

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    A lot of wood does this. Its caused by mold/fungal spores in the wood, which make a break for it when they get wet. It doesn't live long in water though, and a lot fish will eat it.
     
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    gh74 Member Member

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    At least its safe for the fishies once they go in there,just wasnt sure on it as never had it on my wood before :)
     

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