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so it turns out i have white fungus in my tank, i just started using the api fungus cure packets. Does anyone have experience with this?
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Do you have a photo of said white fungus? Have you recently placed new pieces of driftwood into your aquarium?

New driftwood tends to grow this white fungus on it, and while aesthetically displeasing, it is completely harmless and will go away on its own with time.

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Do you have a photo of said white fungus? Have you recently placed new pieces of driftwood into your aquarium?

New driftwood tends to grow this white fungus on it, and while aesthetically displeasing, it is completely harmless and will go away on its own with time.
So, on average about how long?

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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Had an outbreak of this on new driftwood added to aquarium. It didn't spread beyond the new wood and I did nothing to treat it (as in adding chemicals, which I avoid). If it is on newly added driftwood, ride it out for a few weeks and I'll bet it will go away. It ain't pretty, but the consensus seems to be that it's harmless stuff.
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Do you have a photo of said white fungus? Have you recently placed new pieces of driftwood into your aquarium?

New driftwood tends to grow this white fungus on it, and while aesthetically displeasing, it is completely harmless and will go away on its own with time.
nope no driftwood
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So, on average about how long?
Maybe 2-3 weeks.

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nope no driftwood
A photo would be very helpful then.

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Maybe 2-3 weeks.


A photo would be very helpful then.
i cant get a good picture. The slime looks the same with what you see on driftwood... just on the sand.
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i cant get a good picture. The slime looks the same with what you see on driftwood... just on the sand.
I would just try to physically remove as much as possible then.

If it is the same as what you would normally see on driftwood, it will be harmless, but aesthetically displeasing. Physical removal may help get rid of it, but it may come back (or not). It should eventually go away on its own.

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I would just try to physically remove as much as possible then.

If it is the same as what you would normally see on driftwood, it will be harmless, but aesthetically displeasing. Physical removal may help get rid of it, but it may come back (or not). It should eventually go away on its own.
ive tried siphoning it , and it just comes back worst
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If you are sure it is fungus (and not something like BGA), then I would just be persistent at removing it manually (that is, if you want to go that route).

Adding anti-fungus medication might not be the best idea.

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