What Is That Snot On The Wood?

Ioana Dog

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I have a piece of wood (grape wood maybe) that developed a snot like substance on it. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

I boiled the wood that I got from an aquarium store and soaked it before I put it in my tank. It’s been in there about a week. No other algae in the tank and I have lot of plants.
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The white stuff around the plant is flourish glue BTW. Hopefully it doesn’t stay like that! I guess I overdid it with the glue.
 

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Its harmless growth. Some stuff eats it. It will go away on it's own eventually... maybe.

I got rid of my grapewood because it never stopped after 2 months and I was tired of looking at it. I hate grapewood, with a passion, because of that stuff. Other driftwoods will only do that a month or so at the most. I gave up on grape wood. Local sourced driftwood has been good for my tank. Minimal tannin leaching and just small spots of that white stuff (fungus?) in remote spots.
 
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Its harmless growth. Some stuff eats it. It will go away on it's own eventually... maybe.

I got rid of my grapewood because it never stopped after 2 months and I was tired of looking at it. I hate grapewood, with a passion, because of that stuff. Other driftwoods will only do that a month or so at the most. I gave up on grape wood. Local sourced driftwood has been good for my tank. Minimal tannin leaching and just small spots of that white stuff (fungus?) in remote spots.
Does spider wood have the same snot problem? I have that in another tank and spent a good amount of money on it. None of my other wood has issues - I have cholla wood and just plain drift wood.
 

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I haven't had long term issues with my spiderwood "tree". The snot lasted a few weeks
 

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The piece of mopani driftwood in my tank got it on the lighter part of the wood. Some of the fish pecked at it occasionally... it went away by itself after a few weeks. I didn't quite think of it as snot so much as jelly-like substance.

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