Manzanita wood fungus

Dutch

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Is this anything that I need to be worried about? starting a DSM tank, and the wood is starting to show these white patches in some spots. Is there anything I can treat it with or should I be concerned?

Thanks

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Tom Barr

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Moist wet conditions are great for fungus........so it is normal, it'll go away when add water, you can add excel or H2O2 with a paint brush etc.
Careful not roast the plants.
 

Dutch

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Thanks Tom, was getting worried there.

On roasting, humidity is ~92%. I mist 3-4 times a day. should the leaves be kept constantly moist? I could put a cheap humidifier in the tank and cycle it every hour or so. Excess standing water gets sucked out by an aqua-lifter after misting.

Thanks for your thoughts.
 

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Just leave the lid slightly open, but wait till the plants are semi rooted.