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post #11 of 27 Old 04-03-2011, 10:32 PM
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My wood is Malaysian driftwood, so maybe this white fuzzy stuff is related to just Malaysian?? Boredomb, what type is your wood??

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My wood is Malaysian driftwood, so maybe this white fuzzy stuff is related to just Malaysian?? Boredomb, what type is your wood??
Mopani wood am think I know one is for sure not sure abut the wood that has the "white stuff" but it looks it is

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This is a piece of Manzanita, it occured also when I first put it into the tank.. was gone in a few days and has never retured...



although my other experience was a piece I bought from the pet store that was labled for a reptile tank... I ask one of the employees if it would work in a fish tank.. and he said it would... my experience with this guy has always been good, so I trusted him and still do. The only issue with the the wood was that the fuzzy stuff would not go away and it was really thick and slimy.. I left it for about 3 weeks when I then just took it out... the mollies seem to love the stuff and would munch on it constantly..

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The fuzz that's on mine (and yes it is still there) is still more transparent then the one in that pic looks totally different
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post #15 of 27 Old 04-03-2011, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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I have another piece am thinking tmorrow am going to boil it for a little bit and then try that one see if it does any better.
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post #17 of 27 Old 04-04-2011, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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I have another piece am thinking tmorrow am going to boil it for a little bit and then try that one see if it does any better.
Well I woke this morning and looked at the driftwood n the tank looked like it was getting a little better but I decide to go ahead and boil the crap out of it Soo now it is the oven in a turkey roaster which the only thing I have big enough to to use LoL hopefully this will work!
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post #18 of 27 Old 04-05-2011, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Smile it wont go away!!!

Okay Soo I took the driftwood out and scrubbed it and boiler for away thinking that would get the fungus off "the white stuff " it looked great for a day. I woke up this morning and turned the light on just to discover its back!! How do u get rid of the stuff??
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Okay Soo I took the driftwood out and scrubbed it and boiler for away thinking that would get the fungus off "the white stuff " it looked great for a day. I woke up this morning and turned the light on just to discover its back!! How do u get rid of the stuff??
It takes time; it comes from inside the wood.

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It takes time; it comes from inside the wood.
Ok thanks Byron you had said earlier on in this thread that mopani wood fungus is harmful to fish and to keep an eye on it. How is it harmful to the fish? Is it from eating it or just being around it period? Is this something I just need to take out all together and try a different piece of wood?
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