Questionable driftwood?...

  1. Legures Member Member

    So, I had driftwood in my tank that I purchased from my LFS about a year ago.
    I took a break from fishkeeping and all the water evaporated. Then, a bunch of white mold-like thing grew on everything especially the driftwood.

    I washed my tank out with hot water and a sponge and every growth is gone. I was wondering if I should use this piece of driftwood or not.

    Is my tank safe for fish?
     
  2. ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    Sure. Just boil it and it should be fine.
     

  3. SJ408 Initiate Member

    A white film is typical with new driftwood!
     
  4. pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    give it a boil, or if its too big for a pot I have heard that the sani cycle on a dishwasher does a good job too, just NO SOAP. The film is to be expected, I have this happen all the time currently as I'm adding driftwood to a lot of tanks. My pleco didn't seem to object to it much at all, other than that it kinda fell off on its own and I vac'd it out,.
     

  5. SJ408 Initiate Member

    Some snails will eat the film as well.