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biofilm on manzanita wood? what to do? is it bad?

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this morning, i noticed some biofilm on my manzanita wood. its like a opaque almost gel-like clear white stuff on the wood itself. almost like vaseline but not as viscous. is this ok? i dont have any snails or such and im not sure if my fish will eat it. will it just go away in time? i soaked my manzanita twice before putting it into my tank.

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Yeah its a common problem, or rather its not a problem, it will go away in time, and it doesnt seem to hurt anything in the tank.


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It's what I call driftwood snot. LOL! Harmless and common. Otos and amanos will eat it. It will go away in time.

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Drifwood snot is a good name for it. It's bacterial biofilm.


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+ 1, i think its a perfect name lol


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Remove it if it gets to be too much, but a little bit is not a problem, it will go away.
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Yeah its a common problem, or rather its not a problem, it will go away in time, and it doesnt seem to hurt anything in the tank.
awesome i have seen it before and i know shrimp tear through it. im glad it doesnt release like death hormones. one less thing to worry about haha

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It's what I call driftwood snot. LOL! Harmless and common. Otos and amanos will eat it. It will go away in time.
complexity you show up on all my posts with the best things to say hahaha i have 2 fat otos on this tank and hopefully they are ready for some food challenges. haha film vs. fish episode 1 starts today!

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Remove it if it gets to be too much, but a little bit is not a problem, it will go away.
its a fair amount that popped up aftter about a day of being submerged. i hope it will be gone soon.


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