02-15-2012, 03:21 AM
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I too have some mopani wood in a couple tanks .
Pieces are a couple years old.
Have seen and heard of this particular wood developing a Fungi even after boiling.
If this occurs, I have found that soaking the wood in tub with 5ml of hydrogen Peroxide per ten gallons of water for a couple days, and then rinsing it well, can destroy the Fungi and cause no harm to fishes,snails,shrimp,or plant's after it is treated this way.
On occasions when i have seen the Fungi appear on wood ,trumpet snails seemed to swarm all over it and it did no harm to fishes but others,,have reported otherwise.
I also on occasion use hydrogen peroxide to treat bacterial infection's,fin rot, on fishes and to enhance biological filtration after adding more than three or four fish to my tank's.(increase oxygen)
Is not safe in my view to use it on regular basis, for it will affect biological filter when no more bad bacteria is present.(/will deplete good bacteria)