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What is it???? clear slime.

Have the clear slime coat that is appearing on new hard scape. Is it bacteria? Fungus? Do I need to get rid of it? Kind of thinking let it run its course and it will go away. No fish in the tank so just plants for now. Did a tear down and re-plant of the tank last week.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-04-2014, 11:19 PM
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Looks like fungus growing on wood to me.
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yea...

Had one do that to me, took it out, scrubbed. Now its doing ok. Nature breaking down, composting & eatin stuff. Circle of life. My livestock a OK. I HEAR TELL it will give fungas/velvet to fry... dunno...
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Fungus common on new driftwood recently submerged. Goes away by itself. Some fishes like to much no this.


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It can get to be a bit much. I would clean it up, but don't get fanatic about it. It will come back for a while, then stop.
No, it does not cause velvet. A parasite causes velvet: Piscinoodinium.
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thanks for the quick response, I vaguely remember this from last time I put new wood in the tank. Hard to find the answer I was looking for in the search.
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Yea, didnt think it caused velvet but Ive heard it many times before. Just jarred a bunxh of fry that were raised in a tank of water with oak branches with dry leaves attached. Some of the leaves "funked"but the fish are supwr healthy. I've heard it enough to thin "maybe I'm missing something".
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If you have any shrimp or snails, they'll likely love feasting on it.

I personally hate it but loving watching inverts and fish go to town eating it.


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I just went through that with a new tank and driftwood.
Only one piece of wood out of 4 fuzzed up. Over 2 or 3 weeks it disappeared.
Pretty gross while it's doing it's thing.


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