Whats up with my wood?

Discussion in 'Driftwood' started by eltoro, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. eltoro

    eltoroValued MemberMember

    I bought two pieces of driftwood a while back, around 5 months or so. In the past month I have noticed that the bigger piece seems to be peeling for a lack of a better term. There are several clumps of shavings (again for a lack of a better term) of the wood on my substrate. Since I use sand it is quite noticeable, has anyone else have this happen to them and how can I prevent this?
     
  2. iRun

    iRunValued MemberMember

    Is it possible that is a brown algae? Sometimes new-ish tanks get this brown, almost powdery looking algae.
     
  3. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    I think some types of wood are known to peel like that...Malaysian, maybe? I don't remember. Do you know what kind it is?
     
  4. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Is it the bark coming off? Do you have a Pleco that is gnawing on the wood. Mine leaves slivers on the substrate.
    carol
     
  5. OP
    OP
    eltoro

    eltoroValued MemberMember

    Yes I forgot to mention that it is Malaysian driftwood. I had plecos but the peeling starting before then.
     
  6. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    I have Malaysian Driftwood, and pieces slough off all the time. In my 10 gallon, my Clown Pleco helps seed that long lol
     




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