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Driftwood turning blue?
Old 09-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
 
Question Driftwood turning blue?

For some reason, I noticed that my driftwood is turning a dull blue color. (refer to picture)...

I really have no idea why, and its freaking me out! Its hardwood, and should be just fine.

The blue rock beside it is not leeching color, nor is affecting the light... its all over the wood.


Any ideas? Is it just becoming dull? Is it unsafe for my fish or the plants on it/in the tank?

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
 
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I dunno that's weird! I would get a wired brush and see if it comes off or norlr and/ or i know you say it is not the rock next to it but I think I would also take it out and see if that helps. Never seen a piece of wood turn blue.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:19 PM   #3
 
Neither have I!

Ill take it out in a while, all the mulm will kick up pretty badly (planted tank, gack), so Im in no real rush to disturb it...
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
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If it rubs off, remove the wood it might be some mold or bacteria, if it doesn't then it might just be some natural color coming through or it might be absorbing something from water.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:47 PM   #5
 
True. Ill check tomorrow to see. Its fairly new, less than a year, so Ill be sad if its rotten.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
 
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Is this real wood, or petrified wood, or...?

Real wood rotting would not turn blue, it would simply get softer and if touched rub off on your fingers.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:46 PM   #7
 
It's real wood, yes-- its (supposedly) Malaysian driftwood.

The outer layer over the course of a long period has "melted off" in a way, but there are no soft spots..

It didnt rub off today, didnt smell, nothin! Im confused.

Is it... underwater petrifying? LOL!
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:03 AM   #8
 
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It could be just some sap that was in the wood since you have had it for quite some time. All wood breaks down . Your lights might make it seem a blue color. If your fish have no reaction and are acting normal I would not worry about it. I use all kinds of wood in my tanks and get all kinds of reactions.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:25 PM   #9
 
Thanks everyone :)
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