roots from reptile tank

fourmations

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hi all

i bought roots off an lfs as they were redesigning their reptile house

these were in with the reptiles and had a little crap on them
i was thinking that its nothing a scrub, soak and boil wouldn't remedy
but I would like some second opinions please

they are like a really knotty redmoor
someone has told me they are wine wood
but i cant confirm this from googling

heres a piccy

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rgds

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chilled84

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I had some of that in my tank once, Was a beast to get to sink and once sunk it deided it wantd to grow white fungal mass on certain parts wich looks rank and the decided it wanted to stink, I removed it pronto and, o my god! it stank! The bark was rotting on it?? weird ay. The bark peels off when wet like string and that was what i found to be the problem. Never again. Like to know how you get on. :thumbup:
 

fourmations

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cheers for the feedback

@chilled84:
i have a few real redmoor roots and they did what you said, grew a fuzz
but they never stunk, they were scrubbed once more and it never returned

re: the reptile droppings...
would the mature filter bacteria sort out any traces
that might remain after soaking & boiling

Regards

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dw1305

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Hi all,
I'm with Ollie, I'm think they are grape vine (Vitus) roots. The bark has gone, so give them a go and see what happens.
cheers Darrel
 

Nick16

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the white fuzz is easy to cure. get a sucker mouth algae eater (otto, or BN) and they eat the white fuzz. well mine did. :lol:

or if you already have them, put it in your tank and their rasping will prevent it from growing. simples!
 
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