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New tank setup (and rookie aquarist) with this white blob developing on a piece of sunken wood (boiled for 45mins prior to adding to tank). No fish in tank yet, heavily planted, fertilized with thrive+ and flourish excel. Fluval 107 canister, 77 degrees, fluval plant spectrum 3.0 light set on “planted tank preset”, and fluval plant stratum substrate.

Is this something to worry about or just let it run it’s course?

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Picture isn’t showing up for me but it sounds like textbook bacterial bloom. Completely normal part of a new tank cycle, especially with wood


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It looks like a fungus, it will most likely go away as the tank matures.


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Wood does this, give it time and remove only the bulk of it. Wood leaches oddball stuff for awhile that random things may grow on. I've seen blobs of white, coatings of white, coatings of black beard algae and black spot algae, all went away on it's own.
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