10-09-2007, 03:17 PM
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| | Re: slime
It is a Fungus that feeds on an enzyme that is in the wood.
It is harmless to your tank, but it is very ugly.
Once the enzyme in the wood is gone, it will disappear.
In the meantime, just remove it by hand, OR
Get some mollies or platties, they will get rid of it and keep it gone until the enzyme in the wood is gone.
Not the technical stuff, Fungus, Enzyme, these are the terms that I think I remember correctly.
This is the correct jist of it, but it might be a bacteria vs a fungus and it might not actually be an enzyme. I think it is a Fungus and an Enzyme but could be wrong on the specifics, but how I have described it is how it works and those fish, they will take care of it.