White nodules growing on drift wood - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 8
White nodules growing on drift wood

I am about a week into trying cycle my tank for the first time and I noticed some white stuff growing on my drift wood. After a google search I've found some reference to it being caused by over feeding, but I haven't added fish yet so there hasn't been any food added. My ph has been dropping so I've been adding API phUp to try to keep it around 7.0. I've added ammonia a couple times to keep it around 2 ppm. Other then that the only additive to the tank is some water conditioner during the last water change.

Is this what is causing it and what can I do about it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	76.4 KB
ID:	340529  

Sykocus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 01:12 AM
Planted Member
 
hollo's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Chicago
Posts: 168
Is it jelly like yet also fluffy looking? Then it's most likely a normal driftwood thing, caused by non-harmful bacteria and such. Mine lasted probably for three weeks before it was completely gone. It isn't harmful and basically just needs to run its course.
hollo is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 01:15 AM
Planted Tanker
 
burr740's Avatar
 
PTrader: (127/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Bama
Posts: 5,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by hollo View Post
is it jelly like yet also fluffy looking? Then it's most likely a normal driftwood thing, caused by non-harmful bacteria and such. Mine lasted probably for three weeks before it was completely gone. It isn't harmful and basically just needs to run its course.
+1.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




burr740 is online now  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by hollo View Post
Is it jelly like yet also fluffy looking? Then it's most likely a normal driftwood thing, caused by non-harmful bacteria and such. Mine lasted probably for three weeks before it was completely gone. It isn't harmful and basically just needs to run its course.
Thanks.
Sykocus is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 08:30 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
lochaber's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 2,317
It sounds fairly typical, showing up a few days or a week or two in, lasting for another couple weeks, and then just disappearing on it's own. I heard someplace that it's actually a fungus, and later on it disappears because it's replaced/outcompeted by bacterial colonies within the wood.

If you have snails, they tend to chew on it and keep it in check/eliminate it, in my experience. I've heard shrimp and some fish also like to nibble on it.
lochaber is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
jmf3460's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/93%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,334
+1million for amano shrimp, I have a tank with nothing but amanos for this exact purpose, I put drift wood in there to let them feast months before putting it into a show tank.

-Jacklyn
jmf3460 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 02:33 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
180g's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2014
Location: on the internet.
Posts: 559
Quote:
Originally Posted by hollo View Post
is it jelly like yet also fluffy looking? Then it's most likely a normal driftwood thing, caused by non-harmful bacteria and such. Mine lasted probably for three weeks before it was completely gone. It isn't harmful and basically just needs to run its course.
+4 .

''To screw up a 180g does not take much, to fix up a screwed up 180g is an effort beyond most mortals.''
first planted tank 180g

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(I'm 13
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)
180g is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome