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post #1 of 4 Old 11-18-2013, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
Angry Ginger water

Well I thought I'd remove one of my plants as it was to big for my tank. So instead I'd thought I'd get a piece of pre-soaked would from my local fish shop, advice given 'shouldn't need any soaking but just in case put it in some water for a couple of days if water goes dirty change it until it stops". I soaked wood for two days no change in water colour, I put it in my tank and two days later ginger water.

Checked my water levels nitrite 1, nitrate 20, ammonia .5, pH 7.2 . Just changed 30% of water.

Will this gingerness damage my fish?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-18-2013, 05:14 AM
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The tannins from the wood will not harm the fish. Some actually prefer it as that's what they live in naturally. In excess it can lower your Ph a lil over time if your Gh is low enough. Not something I would really worry about. If you want it gone you can do multiple water changes or add carbon to your filter.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-18-2013, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
I'm glad it won't damage my fish. At the moment I have a cheap filter that doesn't allow for carbon to be added. So ginger it is.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-18-2013, 07:23 AM
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Over time with enough water changes it come out. The only downside I can see is if it is dark enough some plants can struggle I think due to not getting enough light. Those are most high light plants through. Most low light plants will probably be fine. Tho I don't know as I have never had black water tanks.

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