What Is This Jelly On My Driftwood?

Dave Fryling

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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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skija

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It will go away after tank will be fully cycled , its normal to there now
 

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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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