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post #11 of 12 Old 03-18-2012, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rhymon78 View Post
I have removed the offending mopani, and given it a right good scrubbing! also poured boiling water over it too hopefully that will remove the fungi. ill see, keep an eye on it.
Fine. Some fungus is toxic, some is not. I had this white fuzzy fungus appear on my Mopani and within a day or two the tank water clouded a bit and the fish were clearly having trouble respirating (corys sat on the substrate breathing fast). Pulled the wood out, did a major water change, end of problem. Cleaned the wood as you have, put it in a tank with no fish, for 2-3 months seemed fine, so used it in another tank with fish, and noticed after a couple months the fish were dying off, and then saw some white on the back side. Tossed the wood, not worth the risk.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #12 of 12 Old 03-19-2012, 02:18 AM
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Yes! About a month ago my tank was infested by a nasty nasty fungus, sure enough it appeared to be coming off the Mopani wood..

Remember this video I made asking about it?
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