04-21-2011, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by excal88
Well, when I'm boiling the water I replace it with warm water, but not hot water. And when I do soak it I soak it at the hottest water my bath tub can get me, and I leave it over night. When I leave it over night the tannins become less noticeable. So is it mainly a matter of personal preference then?
Yeah, it's pretty much personal preference, unless your fish need the tanins to thrive. That would be true mostly of Amazonian fish, such as various tetras, including neon tetras. Also bettas, though not from the Amazon region, like tanins in their water, as it mimics their natural environment best.