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Introduction

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Joni Abrams, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Joni Abrams

    Joni Abrams New Member

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    High everyone,

    I am new but not so new. I have a lot to learn and am happy to be a part of a community of like minded people.
    I have presently 3 small tanks. I have 3 betta fish, 4 otto sucker fish, 5 snails and 2 white cloud minnows. Two of the tanks are old but my new round front 10 gal newly planted tank is fairly new. This is my first planted tank. I'm really confused about so many things. I've watched so many videos on youtube. So, I feel that what knowledge I'm acquired is just a tiny piece of what I need to know to succeed.
    I also have some sort of fuzzy growth on my newly placed store bought driftwood and I don't know what it is or what to do. Please, one of you experts please advise.

    Joni
     
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    Newly submerged driftwood tends to grow some garbage for a bit.
    Usually it will fade away in a week or two.
     
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    Thanks, I was going to squirt some peroxide on the fluff, but now I'll wait.
     
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    I have the same experience - some wood worse than others. The growth is pretty awful - can be quite slimey. I think the worst I had was about 4 weeks of that crap. If you have pleco's in the tank eventually they will keep the wood spotless - they love to eat it (slowly so it isn't a big deal).

    Mike
     
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    Hi Mike,
    I got rid of the growth by taking all my driftwood out of the tank ( with plants) and used a soft toothbrush and peroxide to scrub off the growth. It hasn't come back since. Removing these pieces from my tank released all the crap underneath. There's a lot for me to learn yet but this was a success.
    Joni
     
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    Excellent. Tank should clear up fast.
    M
     
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