03-18-2010, 10:03 PM
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ARGH! Can you identify what's growing on this wood?
I have a brand new 60 gal I'm trying to set up, and discovered today that there is... something... light brownish and slimy growing on the manzanita branches. Is it algae? Mold? Fungus? I looked online and can't really identify it. Has anyone seen this stuff before, or have any ideas how I can fight it?
Some back ground:
1. When I first put the branches in there to soak, (before adding the java moss) it started growing - so it's not the moss that introduced it.
2. I also have a 29 gal tank (set up with malaysian drift wood) and the same stuff is growing on the wood in there. It's been a problem in there since we moved to our new apartment, which has been about 4 months. The 29 gal never had a problem in my old place, where it was set up for about 1.5 years before I moved. So maybe it's something in the water here? Something in the apartment?
So I hope somebody has suggestions... I am so frustrated