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Old 04-23-2010, 01:18 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Driftwood emergency

Hey guys!! i just added my new plants today, my tank has been running for a week now and i nocticed this weird clear , slightly white goo stuff growing on one piece of my driftwood!! i would really like to know what this is??
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:35 PM   #3 
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On this pic below, look on the right hand piece of driftwood, its got weird goo on:/ sorry the pics are a little shady my phone camera was sucking.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:45 PM   #4 
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Somebody?? anybody!!! help me!!
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:11 PM   #5 
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Well this isn't going to be of much help, but I read somewhere before placing my own driftwood in my tank that it has a chance to, or will eventually, grow some sort of white fuzz. I don't know why yours is gooey, but from what I read of the fuzz it was harmless and could just be wiped off. Kind of like the diatom problem people get. I hope I'm right about this, lol. I'll have to google it.
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:10 PM   #6 
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It's organic, possibly interrelated with your beneficial bacteria. It happens a lot with "other" types of wood, which would include yours (not "really" driftwood). You can scrub it off if you like (it might clog your filter, though, so be sure to siphon it out), but it is basically harmless and will eventually clear itself up over the course of a few weeks.
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thanks for the replies guys:) i just sucked some of it off now with a pipe while sucking the water out for a 15% water change:D
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