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Thread: Branch Goo?

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    Hey guys so I was wondering if anyone could identify some goo that was forming on my Beech tree branches while I was soaking them. I don't have any pictures as I removed, cleaned, and am currently drying them but I hope someone could give me an idea of what it was simply from my description. It was a sort of opaque goo that was forming along the branches, particularly in areas that didn't have any bark. I thought it might be sap oozing out but that's impossible as I've been boiling, baking, and drying these branches since last October. Is there any chance this is fungus? I've read on here often that sometimes wood oozes weird white goo from it and that over time it'll go away. Should I be worried about the goo? These branches are going to be added to my new 10 gallon that I'll be setting up in the next week or two and I don't particularly want to introduce something to my tank that'll affect my fish negatively.
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    White fuzzy stuff? That will go away in a few weeks and some fish seem to think it's delicious. It's harmless to the fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gesp56 View Post
    Hey guys so I was wondering if anyone could identify some goo that was forming on my Beech tree branches while I was soaking them. I don't have any pictures as I removed, cleaned, and am currently drying them but I hope someone could give me an idea of what it was simply from my description. It was a sort of opaque goo that was forming along the branches, particularly in areas that didn't have any bark. I thought it might be sap oozing out but that's impossible as I've been boiling, baking, and drying these branches since last October. Is there any chance this is fungus? I've read on here often that sometimes wood oozes weird white goo from it and that over time it'll go away. Should I be worried about the goo? These branches are going to be added to my new 10 gallon that I'll be setting up in the next week or two and I don't particularly want to introduce something to my tank that'll affect my fish negatively.
    We like to use a scientific term for that, "driftwood snot"...I bet that is what is was, if so, no worries, it's harmless...mine had it bad once it was in the tank, buy my cories ate some of it and the rest just went away
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    Thank goodness. After a bit more thinking, after I finished painting the back of my new 10 gallon, I've decided not to silicone my driftwood to the tank wall, as they became waterlogged and no longer need to be attached to anything. Hopefully this will allow me to get the new tank set up some time this week.
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