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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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HELP!!! There's white slime covering my wood!

My tank has only been up and running a couple days, but the manzanita I put in the tank is totally covered in a clearish/white slime! My water is cloudy too! What should I do?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 07:09 PM
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The white slime is a fungus I think. It is harmless and will go away on it's own. The cloudy water may be a bacterial bloom.


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Wait...and don't panic?
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If you have DIY co2 it could be that backing up into your tank.
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I don't use any kind of Co2

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Yea that's normal for wood. Nothing to really worry about you can just pull the wood out and wipe it off yourself to get it gone right away otherwise if you have shrimps they may pick at it and eventually finish it off. Shouldn't cause your tank any distress
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the white stuff on the manzanita is common dont freak out. its harmless and some fish actually eats it. it will eventually go away. or you can take it out and scrub it off.
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Thanks guys!

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