Home
Home
Forums
Forums
Downloads
Downloads
Account
Account
Aquatic Gardeners Association
Main Menu   
 
HomeHome  
    Home
Community  
    Forums
    FAQ
    Content
    Gallery
    Reviews
    Surveys
    Topics
Members  
    Private Messages
    Your Account
    Profile
    Members List
Statistics  
    Statistics
Files & Links  
    Downloads
    Web Links
News  
    News
    Submit News
Other  
    Advertising
    Shout Box
    Site Map
    Recommend Us
    Feedback
    Legal Notices


User Info   
 
Good morning 
Anonymous



Register
Lost Password
Username
Password

 Online:   
Member(s):

Guest(s):
01. Guest
02. Guest
03. Guest
04. Guest
05. Guest
06. Guest
07. Guest
08. Guest
09. Guest
10. Guest
11. Guest
12. Guest
13. Guest
14. Guest
15. Guest
16. Guest
17. Guest
18. Guest
19. Guest
20. Guest
21. Guest
22. Guest
23. Guest
24. Guest
25. Guest
26. Guest
27. Guest
28. Guest
29. Guest
30. Guest
31. Guest
32. Guest
33. Guest
34. Guest
35. Guest
36. Guest
37. Guest
38. Guest
39. Guest

Most Ever Online:   
 Guest(s): 464
 Member(s): 16
 Total: 480

Forums Forums:   
 Posts: 339,679
 Topics: 30,749




http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/ :: View topic - sticky driftwood!
Forum Index  |  Search  |  Usergroups  |  Edit your profile  |  Members  |  Log in to check your private messages
Ranks  |  Staff  |  Statistics  |  Board Rules  |  Forum FAQ  |  Log in



sticky driftwood!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/ Forum Index -> Substrates, Rocks, Driftwood and Decorations
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mrugank90
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: Jun 06, 2012
Posts: 31


Status: Offline
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:59 pm Post subject: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 Hi,
 I  recently  bought  a  driftwood  from  a  LFS  and  he  said  it  has  been  cured  and  can  be  put  in  in  the  tank  after  a  simple  wash.
 2  days  later  a  white  algae  style  material  is  visible  on  some  parts  of  the  wood.  I  immediately  removed  the  wood  and  found  it  slimy..
 is  it  some  kind  of  sap  coming  out?  if  so  will  it  have  affected  my  fish?
 would  appreciate  your  help!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cyclopse99
Frequent Visitor to IAH
Frequent Visitor to IAH



Joined: Apr 28, 2012
Posts: 227
Location: Bengaluru

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:04 pm Post subject: Re: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 It  usually  happens..  and  if  you  have  a  algae  eater  like  golden  algae  eater  it  will  even  it  it.  It  used  to  happen  in  my  aquarium  also.  Never  harmed  my  fishes..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mrugank90
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: Jun 06, 2012
Posts: 31


Status: Offline
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:08 pm Post subject: Re: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 So  even  if  i  do  not  put  an  algae  eater  is  it  fine?  should  i  put  the  driftwood  back?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nidhi
Committed Member of IAH
Committed Member of IAH



Joined: Nov 23, 2011
Posts: 1868
Location: Bangalore, Prakashnagar.

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:09 pm Post subject: Re: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 Hi,
 Its  quite  normal,  any  drift  wood  if  kept  dry  for  a  few  weeks  will  have  the  same  effect  as  yours.
 It  will  go  away  in  a  few  weeks  of  time  after  submerging.
 When  some  one  says  a  driftwood  is  cured,  it  means  that  the  driftwood  does  not  leach  tannin  and  other  chemicals  into  your  tank.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
mrugank90
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: Jun 06, 2012
Posts: 31


Status: Offline
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:12 pm Post subject: Re: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 Thanks  a  lot  for  your  help  and  such  a  quick  response.!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Binesh
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Aug 12, 2009
Posts: 715
Location: HSR layout, Bangalore, India

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:12 pm Post subject: Re: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 Assuming  you  have  the  root/branch  wood  that  are  readily  available  these  days  in  lfs  -  
 Its  recommended  that  you  keep  these  wood  atleast  for  few  minutes  in  hot  water  to  kill  any  sort  of  fungus,  bacteria  etc  etc  and  i  am  pretty  sure  you  did  not.
 
 that  fungal  sort  of  growth  initially  on  these  wood  is  quite  normal  and  are  harmless.....remove  them  manually  and  after  sometime  they  will  stop  growing.....however  if  you  have  not  completed  your  setup...meaning  if  you  have  not  tied  any  moss  or  fern  onto  it  and  if  you  can  remove  it  from  the  tank...then  please  do  so  and  keep  it  in  hot/boiling  water  for  few  minutes  and  then  use  it.....
 
 hope  this  helps.
 
 thanks,
 Binesh
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Vinod_Uthaiah
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Jun 17, 2012
Posts: 551
Location: Bangalore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:47 pm Post subject: Re: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 Add  a  handful  of  Rock  salt  ,  let  the  driftwood  soak  in  boiling  water  for  an  hour.
 Give  it  a  good  scrub  and  it  should  be  good  to  go.
 
 Rgds,
 Vinod
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mrugank90
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: Jun 06, 2012
Posts: 31


Status: Offline
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:10 pm Post subject: Re: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 thank  you.!
 though  i  have  not  added  any  moss  to  it..it  is  too  big  to  come  in  any  container  i  have..
 i  removed  and  scrubbed  it..but  boiling  doesnt  seem  to  be  possible  Sad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rajdeep_Banik
Frequent Visitor to IAH
Frequent Visitor to IAH



Joined: Jun 23, 2012
Posts: 192
Location: Agartala, Tripura

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:40 am Post subject: Re: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 Pour  boiling  water  over  it!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Vinod_Uthaiah
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Jun 17, 2012
Posts: 551
Location: Bangalore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:12 pm Post subject: Re: sticky driftwood! Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 For  boiling  it  ....take  a  bucket  of  water  ,  use  an  immersion  heater,  heat  the  water  for  30  mins.
 Next  add  your  driftwood  into  the  bucket  of  hot  water  and  let  it  soak.
   Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:
Post new topic  Reply to topic   printer-friendly view http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/ Forum Index ->  Substrates, Rocks, Driftwood and Decorations All times are UTC + 5.5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum




Powered By: phpBB © 2001 - 2006 phpBB Group
Nuke-Evo Conversion By: Evo-Themez | iCGstation v1.0 Template By Ray


[News Feed] [Forums Feed] [Downloads Feed] [Web Links Feed] [Validate robots.txt]


Forum Modification Pack by Revolution-Mods.

PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2006 by Francisco Burzi.
All logos, trademarks and posts in this site are property of their respective owners, all the rest © 2006 by the site owner.
Powered by Nuke-Evolution
[ Page Generation: 6048 Seconds | Memory Usage: 2.91 MB | DB Queries: 104 ]

Do Not Click