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Mandiblehead
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PostSubject: MOLD in My tank !   2/29/2012, 12:36 am

I was just takin a look in there, My tank is about 2 and a half weeks old, mabey three. For terrain I have coconut husk, mixed with Exo terra Forrest moss, The mold is about an inch below the surface and is only on one peice I can see. Iv been misting it every day and keeping it moist. Is that normal ? I think I have some starting on my hollow log proped up against the side of the glass aswell. Is there a way to fix this ? did I do somthing wrong ? Could it be an air circulation problem ?
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PostSubject: Re: MOLD in My tank !   2/29/2012, 1:39 am

Is your tank an old aquarium
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PostSubject: Re: MOLD in My tank !   2/29/2012, 10:57 am

no ive had it 4 about a year with nothin im n it. ibought itnew asnd finally got her goin
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PostSubject: Re: MOLD in My tank !   2/29/2012, 2:13 pm


Fungus spores (including mold) are everywhere. At certain times of the year they're thick in the air..other times they're not .. but they're almost always there......eventually some of them get lucky by living long enough to land somewhere that offers them both living quarters and environment.

1 inch under the surface of your tank setup seems to have been just the place they were looking for........"why just in this tank though...i've other tanks that are set up using the same materials?"

Micro environmental and nutritional factors are the answer....

I've had T tanks that have occasionally, over the course of 36 hours, developed tank high mushrooms....

If it seems to be developing quickly that'll probably mean the conditions are optimal...Scraping what you can see away and changing one or more of the environmental factors (in the way of slightly less heat and/or slightly less spraying) would probably be a quick fix..
A full clean out with warm wash to boot and fresh substrate being the alternative.

Although...depending on how virulent it seems, it'll probably not do any harm to your Emp considering their natural environment...although if it is quite aggressive you be best of getting rid of it...Mold spores from the mold could potentially block up your scorpions book lungs...

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PostSubject: Re: MOLD in My tank !   2/29/2012, 11:02 pm

ok there was alot in one spot.Iand abit somwherre else moved about a cups worth in total of moldy ccnt husk and moss. itook the smaller one out for while i cleaned the area. I iknew i wddnt get pricked cus iwas watching the other while i did it. but it was sketchy lol with all the stuff ii read abut them diigin down and tunnels and stuff.Oand i found a mloldy cricet leg o n his cave. after work. wasnt there thismorn ,at least it wasnt moldy thismorn lol. was the first thing isaw wgen ilooked at the terrarium . while istarted cleaning it ifound a cricket w ith tww bac legs missing. iput one in there with 1 missing leg two weeks ago lol ibet they lobbed it off and he got away, e he s stil in there just in case anyone was wondering
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PostSubject: Re: MOLD in My tank !   3/1/2012, 2:14 am

Oh crap, literaly i mean. when i took the mold out i stirred up som terrain to keep it loose, isit goig to lead 2 moldy cricket feces below the surface ?
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