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I've never heard of manzanita fungus (but there's lots of things I haven't heard of). My manzanita driftwood did have some slimy stuff in a few places, but nothing as much as that. The slime I got was while I was soaking the wood in a filtered extra tank. I just sprayed it off with a good jet of water.

Then the wood dried out while I was working on a design. When I finally got it ready to go into the actual tank, I've never seen the slime again.

You can try the excel option and see what happens. Or try spraying the slime off and put the wood back in to see if it becomes slimy again. Or try both to see which works best!

I wouldn't be adding fish right now because they will only complicate things when you're trying to OD excel or moving stuff around to wash the ooze off. However, I have had some slime from driftwood in a tank with fish and inverts without any harm to them at all. I'd suggest holding off on the fish simply to make life easier for you to clean the slime up without worrying about the effects your methods could have on the new, and therefore already stressed, fish.
 

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Pelvicachromis Lover!
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Nice info, ikuzo! I wonder if my wood drying out is what stopped the fungus instead of me washing it off? I never boiled my wood, but then I didn't have anything close to what's pictured above. Just a few pieces of wood with a few spots.

So maybe when the wood dried out, the fungus died, and then putting the wood in an active tank (that already has wood) repopulated the wood with bacteria which ensured that the fungus didn't come back. Or something like that.
 
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