Need Help fast
I have a substance that seems to be coming from the wood in my aquarium. The wood was soaked for over a week and it was clear water when I removed it to the tank.
The substance whitish can be seen right in the middle of this picture on the end of a branch. Further it also seems to be in patches on the root in various places. I have no idea what it is. It is a bit slimy when I remove it with twezzers. Tank is newly set up It is like a film.
Today I will be taking the tank down to clean everything and I am going to pour boiling water over the entire root and let it sit in that while I do the cleaning. I have touched various party of the tank but the film does not seem to be there. Maybe this is a type of tannin, I dont know but I want to resolve this asap. The root was sold by my LFS who has carried this material for several years.
Can anyone tell me what this might be or if it is natural or should I discard the root?
Thanks please advise asap