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Old 06-21-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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White fuzzy stuff on driftwood


Hello, Well I just got done with a Green water algae problem that I fixed buy lowering my lights. the water looked good for a couple of days and then my water started to get cloudy white or gray. I tested the waters everything is good, so I started to look around for the cause of the cloudiness in the tank, and found these little white fuzzy things all over the bottom of my driftwood. The driftwood is about 2 years old, I will try to add a picture. It looks like the white seeds on a dandelion. could this be the cause of the cloudy water? My tank info is: 55gal, medium fish stocked,flourish excel at recommended dosage and flourish at recommended dosage. and flourish lorn 3ml everyday,The tank has been up now for about 3 months. medium planted, DIY co2 around 25ppm, and about 3 watts per gal of compact florescent. Good water circulation and good filtration. If anyone can help me with this cloudy white water or what this fuzzy stuff is on my driftwood it would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the long post.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:29 AM   #2
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boil the wood. the fuzz will disappear.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:47 AM   #3
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I've encountered the same thing. I solved it by not doing anything Otos and Amanos took care of it eventually.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:50 AM   #4
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I call it "Wood Snot". It is inevitable. It will go away on its own. I wiped it off with an algae scrapper and then netted it off. AFAIK it is harmless.
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info on the "Wood Snot" so could this be whats causing my cloudy water? I wouldn't think it is but I am kinda out of Ideas. I have been doing 20 % water changes every other day but doesn't change a thing. I did just go to a new canister filter. I used my old dirty filters in it. no ammonia no nitrites and about 10ppm nitrates so I dont think its a mini cycle.
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:13 AM   #6
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Not sure that it would cause cloudy water unless it gets all broken up and is suspended in the water column.

I would say no. That is not the issue. But you never know.
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:22 AM   #7
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That white stuff scared me when I first got it in my tank but as everyone above says it will go away.
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:54 PM   #8
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I have similar white stuff growing on my mopani driftwood. I tried scraping it off and boiling the driftwood again. It came back 2 days later. I do not have the cloudy water though. I have read that this type of algae/mold comes from over feeding. However I havent added any food because im cycling my tank so there are no fish. I have noticed it only grows on the lighter spots of the mopani driftwood. It actually outlines exactly where the dark spots are. So for whatever reason it can not grow on the dark spots.
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:57 PM   #9
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i use excel, although its not algae, the fungus died, now, since its dead, i just run my finger down it and its gone, comes off sooooooooooo easily.
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