What is this?

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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What is this?

Post by HeatherRW » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:56 pm

It's kind of fuzzy looking. And has a gray color.
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Re: What is this?

Post by JRC3 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:07 pm

Is it only on the wood?

Brackish water will do some nasty stuff to driftwood. Pull the wood out and give it a good smell.
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Re: What is this?

Post by HeatherRW » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:14 pm

Yes only this spot also. That I have noticed. I'm treating gill flukes also.
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Re: What is this?

Post by defool89 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:57 pm

You found your own driftwood outside right?
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Re: What is this?

Post by HeatherRW » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:50 pm

defool89 wrote:You found your own driftwood outside right?

Yes. :nervous:
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Re: What is this?

Post by defool89 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:15 pm

Lol its fine if you did, on the other thread you said you used salt and hot water. Take it out and bake it, does it fit in your oven? Use white vinegar to see if it fuzzes...if it does its not ready....im learni.g too so look into it somemore and wait to see if someo.e chimes in if im off
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Re: What is this?

Post by HeatherRW » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:43 pm

Oh you know what I did put it in the oven! Your comment reminded me. A guy at a lfs told me to bake it at 250º for 30 minutes. I soaked it in my tub for a couple days which really help the tannis? a lot. Then I put it in the oven.
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Re: What is this?

Post by defool89 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:59 pm

Do you know what kind of tree its from?
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Re: What is this?

Post by HeatherRW » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:43 pm

No idea. Fished it out of a lake a few years ago.
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Re: What is this?

Post by defool89 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:14 pm

HeatherRW wrote:No idea. Fished it out of a lake a few years ago.
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My guess is that its harmless, test your water periodically and see if its okay. Maybe just bacteria and salt causing a chemical reaction on the wood. Rub it off and see if it comes back
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Re: What is this?

Post by sgtmyers88 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:18 pm

I have a piece of Mopani Wood that has a quarter sized patch of that fuzz growing on a rough edge and its been that way for 6 months. It has not harmed my DP's.

And JRC3 is right about wood in salty water. It will break down faster and mess up the water chemistry over time. Especially if it is in anything over SG 1.005.
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