02-16-2013, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MMAfish35
I just got a nice piece of drift wood from the fish store, and it's putting a lot of tannins in my water. I read that it is good for Neon Tetra and Catfish, but can cause ph to drop to low levels. Is a weekly water change of about 15 to 20 percent enough to keep it at safe levels? I dont mind the color, I just don't want to lose any fish. I have neon tetras, cory cats, hillstream loach, and mini mexican crayfish and will be getting red cherry shrimp very soon. Thanks for any info.
I would bump up the water changes to 30% in general, not just for the tannins. Some folks suggest 50%. I think 30% is a good healthy compromise.