Little white dots all over substrate and wood

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Wasn't quite sure which forum to put this in so apologies if it is the correct one.

I noticed today loads of little white dots on the substrate and wood. I don't have any fish in there yet so they aren't fish eggs!

I've also got that horrible slimy white stuff all over the wood which I have washed off once but it came back. It seems to have spread to the plants too :(

Anyone know what the dots could be?
 

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Zeus.

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Looks like mould which you get when the tank is first flooded! How long is it since you Flooded the tank
 

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It's been a few weeks now. The white fluffy stuff on the plants etc has been there a week or so as there isn't anything in the tank to eat it. The white dots have only appeared in the last day.
 

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Amanos soon clean it up, but keep up with the WC and removed what you can, it normally sorts itself out as the tank matures
 

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Amanos won't eat that white fur. Best bet for that is water changes using the hose to suck it away while you rub it off the wood.

My wood has been in the tank 3 years and it only rarely comes back if the wood is exposed to air.
 

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I doubt they were eating the mould. More the bits that are stuck in it.

Amanos are voracious - if they like to eat something, they will clear it. I've had my hydrocotyle demolished in 1 night by 5 shrimp. Even BBA after treating with glute - it will be gone by the morning.

Either way, that's a large amount of mould. Just better to get rid through water changes....
 

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