Driftwood Shedding?

Randall_Vee

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Hey guys,

I added a second piece of driftwood in my tank a few months ago and noticed that it since it sank it seems to be shedding a dust on my aquarium floor. It started a a light layer but it does seem to be very noticeably - should I take the piece out and scrub it or ditch the piece entirely?

Any assistance or advice you could share is greatly appreciated!
Thanks guys!
 

duanes

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Do you have any Plecos in the tank? They eat wood, and leave a lot of dust as they chomp away, so some soft wood is good for their digestion.
Some cichlids also grind away on wood leaving debris.
 
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