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    Arrow My Bogwood is Oozing Slime!


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    My nano tank has been set up just over 24 hours. Bogwood was boiled for 4 hours and soaked for two days in a bucket prior to set-up.

    This section of the wood appears to be oozing some sort of slime. Look:


    This bit is where there is a crack (which I widened slightly at the top to hold a bamboo skewer) and this is oozing something too (see the slight foggy "drip" on the side of the trunk):


    I've not poked these slime pockets yet (with a stick) so cannot confirm yet if they are really slime...or maybe a wood oil?

    Fascinating...anyone seen this before?

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    very common with new driftwood. it's harmless and will go away on it's own, or you can wipe it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy
    very common with new driftwood. it's harmless and will go away on it's own, or you can wipe it off.
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    In all my years of fish keeping...I've never seen it.

    Probably due to my recent obsession with monitoring and documenting every change in an empty tank


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    Aww and I removed the pecan that I prepared from my backyard for doing the same thing.... well now I know those pecan trees are safe (after they dry out and are prepared of cores)

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