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    So about a 5 days ago I purchased some bogwood from a fish store as I was going to need it for when I get my BN pleco's. I let it settle in warmish tap water for about 3 days and then put it in my tank. I hesitated a little as I am busy doing a fish less cycle with that tank. It was fine in the water for 2 days then on the 3rd in my tank it started giving off a weird white substance.Does anyone know what that would be and if I can keep the wood in there.
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    Busy doing fish less cycle.(Around day 6)
    No chemicals have been added to the water besides some anti-chlorine blend to make the water safe.(Made in Germany so it is not cheap)
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    Pictures are a really good idea in cases like this but I will guess beforehand anyway.

    The technical term I prefer is "driftwood snot" but it is simply biofilm that will go away or some fish will eat it if it's still around when they arrive.

    Post pics to confirm this please.
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    Not to sure how to post pictures yet. Is there anyway i can take them straight from my computer.

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    No, They have to be hosted somewhere like photobucket or similar.
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    Oh, well i think i will just set up an account now.
    Here is the picture. Might be no picture this is my first attempt.

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    Scrub it off with a brush and toss it back in the tank. Some wood does that when it first becomes water logged. Technically, wood you buy is driftwood. Most has never seen any water. Bogwood is wood you drag out of the swamps or rivers that is already soaked and very old and been in the water for years. Like in a swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Scholz
    Not to sure how to post pictures yet. Is there anyway i can take them straight from my computer.
    Actually you can post pictures straight from you computer. Here are the instructions how... http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...thread.php?t=5
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