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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Smelly slime on Driftwood

Need some input on this problem. I have a 30 gallon with a piece of mopani wood in it. Last week I emptied the tank of fish and it had set fishless for 3-4 days. I then noticed a fuzzy buildup of this slime on the wood. I took it out to clean it off and man what a stench!I replaced the wood back in the tank and before going to purchase more fish yesterday, I noticed it was back again! Anyone have an idea what I can do?
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It happens to new driftwood sometimes, not sure what exactly causes it. I've had some on a piece of driftwood for three months, but the one I put in before that one had the slime for three days.

It will go away, but how long it takes it to is up in the air.

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Some sort of fungus or bacteria.. not harmless though. Throw some shrimp in there I had some DW covered in it and my cherries picked it clean in a day
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