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post #1 of 11 Old 03-02-2010, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone :)

Just stopping in here to say hi! My name's Denise, and I'm setting up my first planted tank (60 gal acrylic) so I think I'm going to have lots of questions for y'all. Looking at it now, it's just a heap of wood floating over some sand. Haha - there's a lot of work ahead.

I also have a 29 gal tank that's been going for a few years. Lately it's become plagued with a weird mold that grows only on the malaysian driftwood I have in there. I'm really ready for the new tank to be up and running so I can chuck the whole thing in the dumpster

Anyway - greetings!!
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-02-2010, 02:26 PM
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Hi Denise, welcome to the forum, we're glad you decided to join us. Have you tried pulling the piece of Malaysian drftwood out of the tank and giving it a good boil?

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post #3 of 11 Old 03-02-2010, 02:52 PM
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Hi Denise. Welcome to the forum.

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post #4 of 11 Old 03-02-2010, 04:05 PM
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hello and welcome.
hope you'll be happy here with us.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-02-2010, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome!

About the driftwood: I don't have a pot large enough to boil it in. :/ The biggest thing I have a 12 quart stockpot, and I can only get about 1/3 of each piece of wood in it at a time. I need to invest in one of those giant pots that you see in the movies during orphanage kitchen scenes of gruel serving time.

I think it must be something about the wood though. The weird mold doesn't grow on the rocks or the fake plants in the tank.
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-02-2010, 08:38 PM
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Hello and welcome!!!!

My advice for the driftwood is with Kymmie....you could try and boil it...

I ran into the same problem, I went to Big Lots (not sure if they have those in Cali) I picked up a enormous stock pot....for $8..still only half fit, but I flipped it half way thru and my tank is really clear now!
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-02-2010, 11:01 PM
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-02-2010, 11:09 PM
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-03-2010, 05:09 AM
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-03-2010, 08:58 AM
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