Manzanita driftwood - Wedding decoration?

Aluka

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Hi

So I have never brought manzanita before, and I made a post on another forum similar to this one. Someone replied and I gave measurements and I brought his manzanita. I found out form the mod later that this manzanita is not driftwood, its those decoration they use at weddings. The mod said that it should be okay as long as I boil it.

I did boil it and soaked it for 3 weeks before boiling. now its in my fish tank, but there is this fluzzy stuff growing all over.
The tank is still being cycled with aquasoil, so there is no fish or shrimp inside.

but should I be concern? Should I take it out?
 

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Usually fish eat it. It's not attractive, but it's not usually harmful either.

You could always pull it out and boil it again.
 

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I would just leave it. Manzanita is a common aquarium wood and IME all types of aquarium wood get that white stuff on them. It's a harmless type of cyanobacteria. My shrimp ate all mine.
 

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