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    SCAPE Member Jr. SCAPEr Drusen's Avatar
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    ID: White dendritic mold/fungus?

    Saw this growth on my spiderwood. Tank is just under a month old. Wood was soaked and boiled.

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    Is this something I should be worried about? So far just spot treated with H2O2.

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    Water is Life 5000 posts, Officially addicted to SCAPE! Zenzu's Avatar
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    Nothing to worry abiut. Add some fish like guppy or oto they will eat it right up.

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    First off... very nice piece of wood! Spider wood will leach such organic for quite sometime as the sugars within it decays... h2o2 probably isn’t going to do much... scrape off, siphon and repeat... it’ll eventually go away... be prepared as it can stink a lil bit too...

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    If as Bongox3 suggests that is the result of sugars then perhaps adding Seachem Pristine or a similar bacteria and/or enzymes that break down sugars, along with increased aeration will speed up the breakdown of the sugars into CO2 and water (rather than lactic acid or alcohol(?)) which your plants can then suck up.

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    I'm in a similar situation. White fungus on my spider and drift wood. I don't have any fish in my tank yet to eat then up. I've read up on in and it's safe but just a sore eye. It will eventually go away in time. So, I'm just going to let it be.

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