The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - First Planted Tank!
View Single Post
post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 12:22 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
CaffeinatedCake's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 535
Originally Posted by zynniv View Post
So I'm still waiting on the plant delivery, but I've noticed there's an odd fungus/algae growing on the sand. I've heard that its normal for new driftwood to grow a clear fungus for a few weeks, but I'm not sure if that's what's going on. Anyone know what this is and if there's anything I can do about it?

Yeeeap. Just happened in my tank a couple months ago. Boiling the wood can help, as can baking it. I just stuck mine in a hot garage for.. about two months? Possibly less. Just put in back in my nano about two weeks ago and none of that fungus has come back.

I decided to do that because after 4 months of being in my tank, it didn't stop with the fungus and I was tired of cleaning it off everything.

Don't be discouraged though; most of the time it'll clear out on its own. I was just unlucky :P.
CaffeinatedCake is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome