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Old 04-11-2004, 02:31 PM
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Default fungus (slime mold?) growing on driftwood

On one of my driftwood pieces, there is long strands of white string coming out of a hole, that sort of look like roots (but i doubt it is). Theyve been there for a couple of weeks, and are spreading. I cant manage to get a pic up right now, but it just looks like white strands of thick string creeping out.

Could it be slime mold? Coral fungus? I'll try to get a pic up though..

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how thick is it? Sounds like it could be fungus mycelia if the strands aren't too thick
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Old 04-11-2004, 03:10 PM
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Maybe a mm thick. But there arnt alot of strands such as the mycelia. Probably around 8-10 individual strands.

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All the advice I've seen on handling mold recommends that you just let it be, and it will eventually die off when the tank is fully cycled.
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The tanks been up for 2 years probably, so it seems already cycled to me. Plenty of springtails, gnats, etc.

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If it is a slime mold it will be slightly glossy and highly branch (in general). It will also appear to 'move' from day to day: As one side grows out the other sort of dies off behind.

Mycelium will be thin and shouldn't 'move' from day to day. It may also have a cottony look

Coral fungi are up right.

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