Questionable driftwood?...

Discussion in 'Driftwood' started by Legures, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. LeguresValued MemberMember

    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. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Sure. Just boil it and it should be fine.
  3. SJ408New MemberMember

    A white film is typical with new driftwood!
  4. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    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. SJ408New MemberMember

    Some snails will eat the film as well.

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