White fuzz on wood during dry start (and other questions)
I have a 22 long tank with Amazonia substrate. I am going to do a high tech setup (pressurized CO2, planted 24/7 lights). I'm trying to dry start dwarf baby tears, glosso, and s repens. I'm on day 2.
My driftwood already has some white fuzz on it! Should I remove the wood during the drystart and put it back when I flood the tank? Or, is the white fuzz harmless? FYI, the wood is above the substrate.
Additionally, I'm in a rush to flood the tank. I want to cycle as quick as possible and get some fish in. How long should I wait to flood the tank? It's ok if the carpet isn't done. I just want the plants to root so they don't float up.
Lastly, I used some egg crates to create some slopes. Is the fact that the egg crate is close to the surface a problem for the plants? Will it affect planting or rooting?