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What Is This Jelly On My Driftwood?

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by Dave Fryling, May 8, 2018.

  1. Dave Fryling

    Dave Fryling New Member

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    Started a new 12x12x12 cube (shrimp tank, only my 2nd tank ever), and have unwittingly grown (?) this on my driftwood. It's like a really loose jelly, comes off and vacuums up easily–but has re-grown and is...well, ugly. Perhaps harmful? Is it some sort of solidified bacterial bloom? Is it dangerous? HOW DO I MAKE IT STOP ??

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    Thanks in advance for any help
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  2. skija

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    It will go away after tank will be fully cycled , its normal to there now
     
  3. Dave Fryling

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    Ok, good. This didn't show up in my first tank, so I'm unfamiliar with it...
     
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    It's most likely a fungus/mold. Amano shrimp will eat it...
     
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    Yes fungus from the new wood. It happens in particular with spider wood and other softer woods that still have some available material for fugus to eat. It will go away on its own in about 2 weeks but scraping it does not hurt.
     
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    Thank you! This waylays my fears :)
     
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