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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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I was told that this is normal on newly introduced driftwood.
I had this manzanita driftwood out of water for over 2 years and redid my tank and put it in with a ton of JAVA MOSS attached.
It started as a white fuzz and then looked like cotton balls and now its brown.

Today I added 3 corys--3 otos--3 plecos and 3 amano shrimp from what I read on other post about this.

Will this go away over time or should I worry???




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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 11:16 PM
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My uneducated guess it's a fungal bloom.

Driftwood wasn't sterilized long enough?
>24hrs in 10% chloride?
300F Bake?

Consider adding nerites?

This guy seems to have a similar issue

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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same thing--ty
seems to confirm all that i've read on forums
only it never showed the brown fungus thingy that i have but seems to be the same
will try nerites if still there on Monday

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 05:24 PM
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Hi I have the same (I think?) issue. Got a branch from the LFS and they said it was ok to go right in the tank. A few days later white growth..not as cotton like as yours but still white and scary looking! I put two nerite snails in and they are eating it up. I just want to make sure it will be safe to add fish to this tank now? thanks!!
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