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  1. Default Mold on my wood lid, how to remove and prevent?


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    I have a wood lid with a built in lights and it has all kinds of mold in it. How do I remove the mold and prevent it from coming back safely? I am afraid of releasing mold spores if I try to scrub it off, but I don't know if just spraying it with either a bleach solution or actual mold killer will be enough. Of course it won't ever come into contact with the water itself, but I'm still concerned about the safety of the fish. What's a safe way to do this?

    Thanks!!

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    Can you take the hood outside? I'd spray it down out there and then scrape/sand it off. Then maybe apply some kind of sealer?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    I can probably get it outside, that's not a bad idea

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    That way you don't risk exposing your fish to harmful chemicals or spreading mold spores through your house.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Taking it off and then outside as Compass suggested is wise. Try for a spot with direct sunlight, to aid drying.

    If you wish, you can try vinegar (household stuff sells by the gallon and is much cheaper than the food grade) first. Do get the white distilled vinegar though.

    It isn't toxic and works on most species of mold. I'd try it first to see if it is effective on the type/s of mold you've got.

    Pour some into a spray bottle, undiluted. Spray the area down well and leave it sit. Just let that sit, drying in the sun. If it works, you shouldn't even have to wipe it down, but of course you could if you wish.

    You will be able to tell if it worked on your species of mold at this point. If it isn't gone, plan B is called for.

    I hope this helps you.
    Last edited by RiversGirl; 08-07-2014 at 06:47 PM.
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    Did you already try my past suggestion ? (below link)

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117619

    For resealing, I would first sand down the inside of the canopy (only after removing the mold), followed by applying 5 to 6 coats of a oil based urethane sealant allowing each coat to cure before applying the next one
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Thank you all for the responses! Cliff, I wish I had followed your advice. I have some mold killer/preventer that I'm using as of now, so hopefully that'll be safe =/ (I've already applied the first coat so I hope I didn't do something stupid)

    Here's the lid:

    CAM01578 by stalefish83, on Flickr
    CAM01579 by stalefish83, on Flickr
    CAM01580 by stalefish83, on Flickr

    It sits on the top of the tank, and is open in the back. It has that hold on the one side for added ventilation, but it's only on one side.

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    I have sprayed the whole inside (minus the lights, of course) with this:
    CAM01581 by stalefish83, on Flickr
    CAM01582 by stalefish83, on Flickr

    and I'm going to let it sit in the sun and dry, then wipe it down and probably spray, let dry, wipe again then treat the wood with this:
    CAM01583 by stalefish83, on Flickr

    I already had all of this on-hand so hopefully it'll be OK, but I certainly welcome any input if this isn't a good idea (maybe the laquer is no good...?)

    Thanks again!

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    Here's the back of the wood finish if it helps:
    CAM01584 by stalefish83, on Flickr

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    Buy just using that cleaner, and your stain, you won’t be sealing the grain of the wood with a water tight seal. It may some time, but it will still come back

    You will still need to coat it (several times) with urethane to give it a water tight seal
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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