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[APD] fungus, algae or what?
I have a piece of malaysian driftwood that has been sawed into smaller
pieces. On one of them bolbitis rhizomes were tied along with christmas
moss. The bolbitis had been bleached and I had removed all existing leaves.
The christmas moss was not bleached (did not think it would tolerate it).
There is a blackish/grey fluffy growth of some sort that in the last two
days has grown massive amounts. I don't think it is a form of algae but I am
not sure what it is.
The bolbitis and christmas moss are both tied to the wood with black cotton
thread. The other piece of the same wood has java fern tied to it with the
same thread and no growth like this.
All of this has been in the tank for over a month and I noticed the
black/greyish mass a few days ago.
No algae is visible in the tank other than greenspot on glass.
Once you take the affected wood/plants out of the water it becomes almost
impossible to see. It has no noticeable odor and is not slick when rubbed
between your fingers. It does have a texture that is somewhat stringy if you
put it in water and pull it apart to look at it, it wads up when rolled
between the fingers.
Can someone tell me what this is?
Photos at http://www.moonsweb.com/aqua/unknowngrowth.htm
If this is an algae can christmas moss be bleached?
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