Moldy Wood

MaximumRide14

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There’s part of the wood where water isn’t touching it. Is this dangerous? Do I just wipe it off?
 

Sergeant Pepper

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What kind of wood is it? I don't think it should be molding. If it was soft wood or something you got from outside, it could be rotting.
 

wodesorel

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Any of the driftwoods will mold over if left above the water line in humid conditions. I was soaking a few buckets of new purchased wood (including mopani) and had forgotten about them, and the tips sticking out looked the same.

I boiled mine cleaned and made sure they were completely submerged after. It is mold so it could be bad for you, not sure it would impact the fish any.

Can you trI'm it down to the water line? If you like the look of it above water and aren't worried about it, you may just need to wait out the mold. At some point it should run out of food and die off.
 

BReefer97

Member
It’s fungus. It’s perfectly fine but I would wipe it off any time you see it and it will eventually stop. It grows underwater as well, typically where the wood has been cut.
 
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MaximumRide14

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wodesorel said:
Any of the driftwoods will mold over if left above the water line in humid conditions. I was soaking a few buckets of new purchased wood (including mopani) and had forgotten about them, and the tips sticking out looked the same.

I boiled mine cleaned and made sure they were completely submerged after. It is mold so it could be bad for you, not sure it would impact the fish any.

Can you trI'm it down to the water line? If you like the look of it above water and aren't worried about it, you may just need to wait out the mold. At some point it should run out of food and die off.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to trI'm it or not because it’s a large piece of wood and I attached plants and such to it already.
 
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MaximumRide14

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BReefer97 said:
It’s fungus. It’s perfectly fine but I would wipe it off any time you see it and it will eventually stop. It grows underwater as well, typically where the wood has been cut.
Thanks I’ll wipe it off now!
 

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