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adding plants in the presence of fuzzy hardscape

alnitak

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Hello, because spider wood is known to be the most affected by this early slime.
In my starting tank, I have spider wood, and other wood (think it is like manzanita or other). The only wood which is heavily affected is spider wood. Very few on the other wood. Why ? I don't know. Anyway, I tried to slow down the slime build up, by brushing it and remove it. After some days it built up again. After Ffour weeks dark start, and adding snails (planorbes and malay), the slime almost disapeared.
 

Conort2

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It is spider wood, how did you know??
Because it’s notorious for producing thick awful slime. I’d remove it as it appears, it can really start to choke stuff and isn’t beneficial to have around.
 

brhau

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Thanks for the replies! At the moment, the slime is pretty local to the (spider wood) root itself. I'll make sure it doesn't encroach on the plants.
 
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