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Thread: Is this Fungus? If so: How to disinfect and remove fungus from a filter?

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    Re: Is this Fungus? If so: How to disinfect and remove fungus from a filter?

    ooops

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    Re: Is this Fungus? If so: How to disinfect and remove fungus from a filter?

    so what was the cure?
    did you use the solution in the article?

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    Re: Is this Fungus? If so: How to disinfect and remove fungus from a filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    It's estimated that the Kingdom of Fungi may include as many as 3.8 Million species.
    Some commonly-encountered special groups are mushrooms, truffles, mold, and yeast.

    Some fungi often encountered on lenses eat the fluoride anti-reflection
    lens coating and excrete hydrofluoric acid, which etches the glass.

    - Leigh
    A nice try, Leigh but fungi do not eat fluoride anti-reflection lens coating. They can only eat organic matters. And mushrooms and truffles don't do anything bad to the lens, (unless you smear the lens with them, quite a strange idea) you can leave them in peace.

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    Re: Is this Fungus? If so: How to disinfect and remove fungus from a filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ron View Post
    so what was the cure?
    did you use the solution in the article?
    Threw away plastic wrapper and paper cover. Disassembled all components and added to 1:1 ratio of cloudy ammonia and hydrogen peroxide in a zip lock bag. Left overnight. Washed off with foaming soap hand wash using bare hands for filter and brush for plastic casing. Then dried components with hair fan.

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    Re: Is this Fungus? If so: How to disinfect and remove fungus from a filter?

    did it work?

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    Re: Is this Fungus? If so: How to disinfect and remove fungus from a filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronnate View Post
    did it work?
    Seems to have. I guess time will tell...

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    Re: Is this Fungus? If so: How to disinfect and remove fungus from a filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pfsor View Post
    A nice try, Leigh but fungi do not eat fluoride anti-reflection lens coating. They can only eat organic matters. And mushrooms and truffles don't do anything bad to the lens, (unless you smear the lens with them, quite a strange idea) you can leave them in peace.
    "Eat" is perhaps the wrong expression!
    Many forms of life obtain their basic energy from chemical reactions other than the classic carbon oxidation. During the billions of years that the earth has existed (plus surviving passengers from even older comets etc.), life with the ability to utilise diverse chemical transformations has emerged in - to us anyway - very odd places. The best publicised in the last decade has been the Sulphur base life around deep sea vulcanic springs. Fluorides occur naturally, so adaption is something that has happened over millions of years, not just since the late 1930's when coating on glass surfaces started.

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