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Little-Fizz 08-16-2008 09:22 AM

Weird gross stuff?
Ok I had this weird stuff growing on my drift wood in my new tank that hasn't even cycled yet. At first it was flowing in the current and looks bigger. But now I think its dead because it looks like harder.

Any thoughts?

Amphitrite 08-16-2008 09:46 AM

It's hard to tell from the picture. Is it like a white mould perhaps? Did you boil the wood before putting it in the tank Little-Fizz?

Little-Fizz 08-16-2008 10:06 AM

:shock: Uh oh, no I didn't. The chick who sold it to me said it would be good. She said just the big chunks I had to boil. I figured she was right, because these are like... Screwed onto a rock and I guess I assumed it would be fine. I guess thats a huge mistake on my part.

SinCrisis 08-17-2008 12:15 AM

wait the ones screwed on a huge rock are usually already treated. The patches are normal i think, some fish will nibble and eat it.

okiemavis 08-17-2008 09:59 AM

What type of wood is it? Grape wood isn't fit for the aquarium because it will always grow that slimy white mold stuff on it.

Little-Fizz 08-17-2008 12:49 PM

Umm... I couldn't tell you what kind of wood it is. I think its just drift wood? But I believe sincrisis is correct and that the wood is pre treated. I bought it at big al's so I would seriously hope that it is fit for aquariums... Or else :evil:

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