Driftwood growing fuzzy algae on it

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Driftwood growing fuzzy algae on it

Post by v_danger_v » September 8th, 2019, 4:16 pm

Is this normal for there to a white/grey fuzzy algae to grow on a piece of driftwood after you place it into an aquarium? I’ve tried to rub it off, but it seems to come back after a few days and I’m not too sure what the cause of this is. Nothing water parameters changed, and it seems like this algae (or whatever it is) is not spreading to other objects or in the glass in my aquarium.

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Post by Avery » September 8th, 2019, 11:03 pm

Although it may appear as algae or mold, it actually is a growth that is present when new wood is added to an aquarium, and can get rather large fast if there is any tree sap on the piece of wood. If given time, it will clear up on it's own - or if there are fish in the aquarium, they might eat it since it's a small snack for them. I wouldn't too much since it goes away on it's own, but if you really dislike it, you can boil the wood more in order to prevent (or reduce this) from happening when the next piece of wood is added into the aquarium.

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Post by v_danger_v » September 20th, 2019, 12:43 am

Looks like it is already clearing up, strange I could have sworn that I did boil it for a little bit so shocked that this appeared. Thank you a ton!


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