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post #11 of 13 Old 10-24-2006, 09:10 PM
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tea coloured water for years? ewwwww............. :(

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post #12 of 13 Old 10-24-2006, 09:11 PM
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tea coloured water for years? ewwwww............. :(
It's not that bad.:) Only those who originated from soft waters will benefit from that. Those who live in alkaline waters never will and will not last long like the Lake Tanganyikan cichlids.

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post #13 of 13 Old 10-24-2006, 09:32 PM
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If it's leaching that much tannin into the water, I'm wondering if its actually driftwood. There are other woods, such as welaby wood, which have a much higher tannin content. Can you post a pic of the wood you're having issues with? I can usually identify the different woods if I can see them clearly.

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