Questionable driftwood?...

  1. Legures

    Legures Member Member

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    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

    ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

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    Sure. Just boil it and it should be fine.
     

  3. SJ408

    SJ408 Initiate Member

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

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

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    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

    SJ408 Initiate Member

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    Some snails will eat the film as well.
     

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