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SilersAngryMeow 03-02-2010 01:20 PM

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 :roll:

Anyway - greetings!!

aunt kymmie 03-02-2010 01:26 PM

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?

Romad 03-02-2010 01:52 PM

Hi Denise. Welcome to the forum.

willow 03-02-2010 03:05 PM

hello and welcome.
hope you'll be happy here with us. :-D

SilersAngryMeow 03-02-2010 04:26 PM

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.

JohnnyD44 03-02-2010 07:38 PM

Hello and welcome!!!!

My advice for the driftwood is with 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!

Mean Harri 03-02-2010 10:01 PM

Welcome. Love the avatar. It's brilliant

dramaqueen 03-02-2010 10:09 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum.

iamntbatman 03-03-2010 04:09 AM

Hello and welcome to TFK!

JohnnyD44 03-03-2010 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by Mean Harri (Post 336645)
Welcome. Love the avatar. It's brilliant

I second that.

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