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Old 11-30-2012, 10:43 PM   #821
 
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...Glad kid is feeling better
nothing like chicken noodle soup. it is the best
ginger ale,
zweibach also was nice, but unfortunately no longer available...
Are you kidding!?! Potato soup is the best! ;P

My mammaw use to care for me when I got sick. She use to say that anything that spoils eaily outside the tummy will spoil easily in the tummy as well! That's why most of my meals while I was sick were vegitarian. Her potato soup was my fav! She also made the most amazing tea sweetened with fresh honey. Yum! :D

Ya for finding a fish! Boo for sick kido, missing other fish, and driftwood problem. I hope it all works out for you hun!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:35 PM   #822
 
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They came out of the ornaments before I took them out, lol.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #823
 
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yes, veggie would be good
but I think chicken soup has the tradition behind it..
anyway, I will consider potatoes next time I'm not feeling good
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #824
 
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Can anyone identify what is going on with my driftwood?

First it went dark brown, now there is white stuff:








You can see the difference in color between the bottom and the top.

Anybody know what is going on with this driftwood? Should I be worried?
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #825
 
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I've never seen DW go black like that - is something growing on it, or just natural coloration?
I've had wood get 'moldy' in the tank, and it's hard to say. *some* DW blooms are natural, expected, and harmless - others can be deadly. *I* don't know how to tell them apart, so whenever I've seen my wood do weird things, I rip it out. . .

I get really paranoid about stuff, though - I'm notorious for it. So when I've had issues with wood I take the piece out, scrub it with a clean wire brush, spray it with peroxide, rinse it off, drop it into boiling water, and let it dry in the sun for a few days before putting it back in the tank. Never had anything come back after that, though I'm sure all of that isn't necessary - I'll do it every time JUST to keep the babies safe :)

You have a giant tank, though - how big IS that piece?

Trying to get a better look at the shot - aside from the darkness- it doesn't look like what I've typically seen from a 'bloom' which is kind of a mouldy, webby, look - are they little white specks? Do you think they could be eggs or something? Odd...
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:53 PM   #826
 
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That piece is about 2 feet tall, and a foot and a half at its widest.

I just went and poked around at it, because the white stuff seemed to have gone down since I took those photos.

I am now 99% sure the white stuff are bubbles. I gave them a poke, and they disappeared in a very bubble like manner.

So I guess the only question is what is up with that discoloration. It's not black in person, it's sort of a maroon/brown. And it attracts (produces?) bubbles.

We'll see if the bubbles return now that I have chased them off.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:19 PM   #827
 
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that's just so WEIRD, dude!!!

So yeah, too big to boil. I'd still hit it with a scrub brush and some peroxide and rinse in hot water to kill whatever weird junk is living in there, lol! I'm sure - whatever it is - that it'll go away with time. I guess as long as the fish are okay, it's fine? I've read stories about weird stuff appearing and the entire tank going down, like, 29 seconds later, so I'm pretty nervy about stuff like that. Most people don't seem to be, though - keep us posted on the monster in your tank! (any eyeballs yet?)
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:54 PM   #828
 
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There's Malaysian driftwood that changes colors not sure if that is it
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:21 PM   #829
 
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Is it sap being forced out of the wood?
Is it sticky or slimy?
Does it have an odor?
Do you have an abnormal film on your water surface?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #830
 
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Is it sap being forced out of the wood?
Is it sticky or slimy?
Does it have an odor?
Do you have an abnormal film on your water surface?
Gross. I was like a girl at her junior high prom. I touched it, but I didn't want to. I couldn't wash my hand soon enough afterwards. Now I'm just glad it's over.

No odor, no film on water's surface.

Definitely slimy. Blech. But nothing seemed to rub off on my finger.

Could it be form of algae?

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